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No. 2 

Opening Exercises Climax 
Freshman Week Activities 


On Thursday morning, Septem- 
ber 19, 1946, at 9:30, the Opening 
Exercises for the 1946-1947 college 
term were held in Engle Hall. 

This term begins with a total en- 
rollment of 683 students. More than 
300 of this number are new stu- 
dents and returned G. I.'s. Pre- 
vious to this term the maximum 
enrollment was 425 students. 

The speaker at this momentous 
occasion was State Senator Clar- 
ence D. Becker, A.B., LL.D. 

In his address, Senator Becker, a 
freshman at Albright College forty 
years ago, related the changes that 
have taken place since the fist 
fights and heated battles which 
then ended all associations between 
Albright and Lebanon Valley Col- 
leges — soon to be sister colleges 
with the merging of the United 
Brethren Churches and the Evan- 
gelical Churches. 

In his inspiring message he chal- 
lenged the Youth of today to dare 
and do the things that Youth alone 
can do toward making this world 
what it should be. "Youth," he in- 
terprets, "is not a time of life — it is 
a state of mind." 

With the instincts of a lawyer to 
prove his case, Senator Becker 
quoted a passage from one of three 
frames above General MacArthur's 
desk. One contains a portrait of 
General Washington; another con- 
tains a portrait of Abraham Lin- 
coln; and one contains the follow- 
ing quotation: 

"Youth is not a time of life — it is 
a state of mind; it is a temper of 
the will, a quality of the imagina- 
tion, a vigor of the emotions, a pre- 
dominance of courage over timidity, 
of the appetite for adventure over 
iove of ease. 

"Nobody grows old by merely liv- 
ing a number of years; people grow 
°ld only by deserting their ideals. 
Years wrinkle the skin, but to give 
U P enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. 
Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear 
an d despair — these are the long, 
lon g years that bow the head and 
tur n the growing spirit back to 

"Whether seventy or sixteen, 
there is in every being's heart the 
oy e of wonder, the sweet amaze- 
(Continued on Page 5) 

frggerboard Chooses 
korm Presidents 

. dormitory presidents were chosen 
ec ently by the Jiggerboard, gov- 
fting body of the coeds residing 
\ campus. 

"Be" Frank will head North Hall; 
and Ruth Jones > Sneri dan Hall; 
alv Krockenberger and Mad- 

jj yn Quickel, West Hall and South 

b ee Ugh no definite plans have 
are n an nounced by this group, they 
i^q Con ducting regular meetings 
fjun - which time is consumed in 
*W ng wa y ward Freshmen girls. 
a bho Ver ' tile Ji gg erDoard expects to 
Un ce their calendar shortly. 

La Vie Announces 
Changes In Staff 

Because of the resignations of 
Florence Barnhart and Harold 
Ziegler, Joanne Kessler and Carl 
Derr have been promoted to key 
positions on the staff of the La 
Vie Collegienne. 

Florence and Harold both found 
it necessary to withdraw from their 
positions because they felt they 
could not devote enough time to 
their jobs to accomplish them suc- 
cessfully. It was with much regret 
that their resignations were ac- 
cepted. However, both, as their final 
contribution to La Vie, selected 
their own successors. 

Joanne Kessler, whose humorous 
and well-written features appeared 
regularly in La Vie last year, will 
assume the duties of feature editor. 
Although she is only a sophomore, 
she has, by her recent work, already 
proved herself a most capable per- 
son in a very difficult job. 

Carl Derr, murderer deluxe, has 
promised to amend his ways and 
peddle papers rather than pistols. 
He is well known as president of 
Kalo and an outstanding senior 
leader. He has with this issue as- 
sumed the duties of circulation 


Eight Alumni Among the 
Newcomers on the Staff 

To date there have been eighteen 
additions to the faculty in various 
departments. Of these, fourteen are 
in the College and Administration, 
and four are in the Conservatory. 
Another member of the College fac- 
ulty will assume his position at the 
start of the second semester. Two 
of them, Mrs. Green and Mr. Bals- 
baugh, are former members of the 
faculty who are returning from re- 
tirement to help solve the problem 
of securing teachers. Eight of them 
are alumni of Lebanon Valley. 

The new faculty members in- 
clude: Edward M. Balsbaugh, B.Pd., 
Shippensburg State Teachers Col- 
lege; B.S., Ped.D., Lebanon Valley 
College. Instructor in Mathematics. 
Mrs. Margaret B. Baxtresser, grad- 
uate of Wayne University; student 
of Madame Olga Samaroff Stokow- 
ski Professor of Piano. William 
B. Castetter, B.S., M.A., University 
of New Mexico; Dean of Men, Assis- 
tant Instructor of Education, In- 
structor in Spanish, and Director 
of Testing and Counseling Service. 
John I. Cretzinger, A.B., Lebanon 
Valley College; A.M., Pennsylvania 
State College; Ph.D., University of 
Pittsburgh. Instructor in Biology. 
Chester A. Feig, B.A., Alfred Univer- 
sity; M.A., Syracuse University; Ed. 
(Continued on Page 3) 


Dr. Wallace Will Direct 
Shakespearean Play 

Shakespeare with male actors will 
make its return to the LVC classic 
stage on the 25th and 26th of No- 
vember in the staging of "King 
Henry the Fourth, Part .1." At that 
time, as has been the custom for 
some years, the English class study- 
ing Shakespeare will present their 
annual production under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Wallace. In choosing 
the first part of Henry IV, Dr. Wal- 
lace has taken one of Shakespeare's 
greatest histories, and the first his- 
torical drama from the pen of the 
Bard to appear on our college stage. 

For the first time in recent years 
men will again appear in the pro- 
duction. The acute male shortage 
on campus during the war made 
necessary the use of women in their 
places. Although this condition will 
not be entirely eliminated, roles 
such as Jack Falstaff, Shakes- 
peare's immortal liar, Hal, Prince 
(Continued on Page 4) 


Juniors Top Honor Roll; 
Seniors Follow Closely 

Announcement has been made 
from the Registrar's office that 
seven students from the college and 
four from the conservatory have 
attained the Dean's List for the 
first semester of this year on the 
basis of their scholastic record 
during the second semester of the 
1945-46 term. 

The present Junior Class topped 
the list with five of its members 
representing it, while the seniors 
followed ' closely with four. The 
Sophomores lagged behind with but 

The honor roll includes the fol- 
lowing: Seniors — Florence E. Barn- 
hart, Barbara K. Beittel, Paul G. 
Fisher, Nancy Saurman; Juniors — 
Doris H. Clements, Mary Jane Eck- 
ert, Pearl S. Miller, Virginia Mae 
Vought,; Sophomores — Theodore D. 
Keller and Dorothy Elizabeth Wer- 

Tragedy Strikes Campus 
As Jilted Lover Kills Rival 


Mr. W B. Castetter 
Heads New Service 

Mr. William B. Castetter, Dean of 
Men, has announced the formation 
of a testing and counseling service 
which is appearing this year on the 
campus for the first time. It con- 
sists of all psychological, aptitude, 
scholarship, and placement exam- 
inations united into one department 
under Mr. Castetter's jurisdiction. 

The work, much of which was 
formerly done in the psychology 
and education departments, has as 
its aim the centralization of all 
tests under a single head in order 
to develop a more efficient guid- 
ance center. Thus, by making avail- 
able to a limited number of public 
schools the services of a testing 
council, it will enable students to 
make the adjustment to academic 
life and also aid those in college in 
planning more carefully their ca- 

At present this office is located 
in Mr. Castetter's suite in the Men's 
Dorm. All students who are inter- 
ested are urged to see him in order 
to make an appointment to take 
advantage of this valuable new 

Attention, Journalists! 

The final organization meet- 
ing of LA VIE will be held in the 
Library basement, Monday, Oc- 
tober 7. Upperclassmen should 
report at 7:30 P. M., and Fresh- 
men at 7:45 P. M. This will be 
the last meeting to which those 
interested in joining the staff 
will be invited. At this meeting 
Freshmen will be asigned upper- 
classmen with whom to work. 
Therefore, it is vital to have a 
complete turnout of both groups. 

If you have writing ability and 
an interest in helping to run our 
paper, turn out on Monday night 
and share the privilege of work- 
ing with LA VIE. 


Publication of Yearbook 
Is Officially Organized 

For the purpose of making im- 
portant plans for publication of the 
1947 "Quittapahilla," thirty-four 
members of the Junior class met 
in a staff organization meeting last 

Elected by the class at the close 
of their sophomore year, staff heads 
include: Editor-in-chief, Doris Lee 
Newman; business manager, Eddie 
Englehart; associate editor, Paul 

Other staff members have been 
selected and announced as follows: 
photography editor, Betty Frank; 
photography staff, Miriam Wehry, 
Sam Rutherford, Kitty Rhoads, and 
Virginia Vought; art editor, Rob- 
ert Sourbier; drama editor, Ted 
Keller; conservatory editors, Mary 
Jane Eckert and Karl Miller; sports 
editor, "Rinso" Marquette; sports 
staff, Irene Withers and Ruth Gear- 
hart; editorial staff, Doris Hyman, 
Barbara Kilheff er, Thelma Zimmer- 
man, Frank Urich, Frank Senger, 
Millie Neff, Ruth Whitman, Tom 
Schaak, and Charlie Bolan. 

The business staff has the fol- 
lowing members: associate business 
manager, Bob Beck; advertising- 
manager, Elaine Heilman; business 
staff, Ken Ikeda, Elaine Frock, Ruth 
Billow, and Harold Zeigler. 

Doris Clements heads the publi- 
cation's typing staff and will be as- 
sisted by Joanna Lawhead, Carolyn 
Boeddinghaus, and Rhoda Zeigler. 

Tragedy struck the Lebanon Val- 
ley campus September 26, 1946, at 
10:06 P. M., when Carl Derr, jilted 
lover of Olive Reamsnyder, sought 
revenge on Clayton Hollinger for 
stealing from him the woman he 
loved. The sound of two shots sum- 
moned hastily students and towns- 
people to the scene of the crime. 
In a short time the campus in 
front of the Mens Dorm was filled 
with morbid curiosity-seekers gaz- 
ing at the inert form of "Red" Hol- 
linger who had been shot and seri- 
ously injured with two bullet 
wounds in the chest while return- 
ing from Sheridan Hall where he 
had just left the charming Miss 

The Annville Fire Co. Ambulance 
was called to the scene of the tra- 
gedy, but their efforts to get Hol- 
linger to the Lebanon hospital were 
in vain. The news of his death was 
brought back to the terrified spec- 
tators by Harry Hoffman, "Red's" 
room-mate, who then collapsed 
from the shock of his friend's sud- 
den death. 

It was reported that Derr had 
been seen shortly before by several 
coeds in an intoxicated condition, 
carrying a gun, and searching for 
Hollinger. Posses were formed of 
the male students of the campus to 
search for the culprit .A group of 
them found him in the vicinity of 
the Annville Railroad Station 
where it was believed he had hoped 
to escape by hopping a freight. He 
was forcibly brought back to the 
college chapel where he was met by 
a State Policeman with a warrant 
for his arrest. 

For the sake of safety, all the co- 
eds, attired in pajamas and bath- 
robes, had also gone into the cha - 
pel. Many of the girls had cracked 
under the strain. First aid was ad- 
ministered to those girls who faint- 
ed and those who were in state of 
hysteria by the calmest of all the 
groups — the Freshmen. 

This crime was not the head- 
strong result of a single vicious 
quarrel, but it resulted from ten- 
sion which had been built up thru 
a period of time as two men fought 
for the hand of Olive Reemsnyder. 
Mary Jane Eckert, "Red's" former 
(Continued on Page 3) 

Day Students Elect 
Congress Members 

Announcement has been made by 
the Dean of Men of the results of 
the recent election conducted by 
the men day students to select rep- 
resentatives to their congress. 

The seniors will be represented 
by Harold Bucher, David Light, 
Ross Albert, and Richard Bacastow. 
Thomas Schaak, V. Earl Light, and 
Charles Bolan will represent the 
juniors while the sophomores in the 
congress include Melvyn Bowman, 
Fred Tice, and Theodore Keller. 

The Congress will meet in the 
near future to nominate officers 
and to formulate plans for the year. 





Established 1925 

Vol. XXIII— No. 2 Thursday, October 3, 1946 

LA VIE COLLEGIENNE is published bi-weekly throughout the college 
year, except holiday vacations and examination periods, by the students 
of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. 

LA VIE is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Inter- 
collegiate Press. National advertising is secured through the National 
Advertising Service, Inc., College Publishers Representative, New York, 
N. Y. 

Theodore D. Keller 

Maryruth Stahl 


News Editor Alvin C. Berger, Jr. 

Sports Editor Ronald Baker 

Conservatory Editor Elinor Strauss 

Feature Editor Joanne Kessler 

Veteran's Editor John A. Fidler 

Exchange Editor Ruth Gearhart 

Advisers Drs. Struble, Wallace, and Rutledge 


Business Manager Melvyn Bowman 

Circulation Editor Carl Deri- 
Adviser Dr. John F. Lotz 

Esther Bell, Dale P. Girton, Elaine Heilman, Jean Hudyma, Betty R. 
Jones, Martha Matter, Doris Newman, Richard Pye, Madalyn Quickel, 
John Shettel, Marycarol Salzman, Charles Tome, Frederick S. Tice, 
Donald Weiman, James E. Wert, Rhoda Ziegler, Thelma Zimmerman. 


Doris H. Clements, Manager; Ruth Billow, Theresa Dolan, Elaine Heil- 
man, Erma Murphy, Carolyn Boeddinghaus, Erma Gainor, Jean Hu- 
dyma, Lorraine Spangler, Ruth Gearhart, Barbara Kleinfelter. 

Charles A. McConnell Harry Himmelberger 

Weekly Meditation 

Information Please 

I N the L-Book, LA VIE is defined as "a college weekly put out by suck- 
ers for punishment . . ."; our return thrust: "they jest at scars, who 
never felt an etc." 

Seriously, however, that definition is not without basis. Publishing 
this paper consumes far more time than the average reader realizes. 
Therefore, in order to come out as frequently as we now hope to do, we 
must ask for the utmost in cooperation from the administration and stu- 
dent body. Unless this cooperation is forthcoming, we shall be forced to 
revert to our former status. 

We are attemp'mg to cover thoroughly all activities and depart- 
ments. If any have been overlooked please contact the editors as soon as 
possible. We also ask that you inform us of important future news 
events without waiting for us to contact you. In this way more specific 
assignments may be made to the staff, and a more thorough coverage of 
events assured. 

Many new features have been introduced in this issue. We invite 
you to take full advantage of our vox pop column, Circulation Sparks, 
to give us your opinion of these articles. Only by your letters and com- 
ments will we be able to tell what you like, and, more important, the 
things you dislike, things we can improve. 

In the mast head you will find the statement that LA VIE is pub- 
lished by the students of Lebanon Valley College. Remember this. 

LA VIE COLLEGIENNE is the paper you make it. 

"But where shall wisdom be 
found? and where is the place of 
understanding?"— Job 28:12 (Read 
Job 28:12-28). 

The college year begins. 

For some of us it is a return to 
familiar things, now tinged with 
shades of strangeness by new faces 
among profs and fellow-students, 
and by new outlooks within our- 

For a great many of us it is an 
arrival to a new way of life. Some 
of us find college a bewilderingly 
large world in comparison with 
high school or hometown jobs. To 
others, who have learned about life 
in the sterner school of war, col- 
lege paths are unaccustomed ways 
of peace. 

Everyone is here for a purpose. If 
you asked almost any of us what 
that purpose is, we'd say it is to get 
knowledge, to fit us for the job we'd 
like some day to fill. 

But knowledge is not enough. We 
must have wisdom, to pick and 
choose between the avenues of 
knowledge open to us. And we must 
have understanding, to recognize 
our place with our brothers in the 
world that lies about us. Job felt 
this same need, for when he had 
run the gauntlet of all the world's 
knowledge, treasures, and experi- 
ences, he could only cry with us, 
"But where shall wisdom be 

God's answer is this: "Behold, the 
fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, 
and to depart from evil is under- 
standing." He makes no promises 
of sudden revelation, but warns us 
that we shall have only a "begin- 
ning of Wisdom." 

The Vanishing Dutchman 

DURING recent years one of the most important Dutchmen on our 
campus has been slowly vanishing. Today he is practically non-ex- 
istent. His seemingly complete passing is being mourned by many. 

That fat, jolly little man symbolized campus tradition. It was he 
who turned just a group of class rooms into a students' alma mater. 
Many upperclassmen have remarked that without him, Lebanon Valley 
seems like a high school, and well it may, for tradition is the very heart 
of a campus. 

Today Freshmen run rampant on the campus. The L-Book, once the 
"Freshman Bible," is opened less often than are text books. Upper- 
classmen find themselves being slapped upon the back as the frosh greet 
them happily, "Hiya, bub!" 

LA VIE would be the first to take a stand against hazing; however, 
in past years the freshmen rules were not considered hazing and surely 
times have not changed so greatly that wearing dinks and ties, carrying 
matches, knowing the contents of the L-Book forwards and backwards, 
and, most important, observing class standing, a thing at least required 
by common courtesy, are now hazing! The idea of rehabilitation for the 
returning veteran, and, in particular, for those on campus for the first 
time, was something invented to appeal to the readers of the "Slick" 
magazines. Ask any veteran on the campus. The things he wants least 
are to be called an "Ex-G. I." and to be rehabilitated. The thing he wants 
most to be made to feel that he is a real, vital part of the campus. Even 
they say, "Something is missing." One has also said, "I'm kinda sorry 
there are no freshman rules. It doesn't seem like a real college." 

The freshman should be given more than just class rooms. Give him 
a school filled with traditions over which they may chuckle as they grow 
older;— give them an Alma Mater rich in memories; bring back our 
Vanishing Dutchman! 

©ut of tfje Crucible 

Back in 1920 the college newspa- 
per was called The Crucible; Web- 
ster defines the word: a hollow at 
the bottom of a furnace, to receive 
the melted metal or a severe trial 
or test — anyway, it's a nice name, 
LA VIE found that there were 
many items which would strike our 
funny bones, and many other items 
which are pathetically the same to- 
day; for instance: 

Chapel used to be held at 7:45 A. 
M. ! I reckon the finance committe? 
discovered too much breakfast was 
being served . . . "News item: Room 
16 is still unoccupied" — if they 
could see (and hear) it now. (Apol- 
ogies to Drs. Wallace and Struble) 
. . . Speaking of Freshman English 
classes. . . A group of Frosh were 
sitting in the classroom answering 
"Here!" in a shout or whisper, ac- 
cording to his peculiar psychologi- 
cal reaction, as Prof. Beatty (then 
English Prof.) called the roll. The 
professorial pencil was moving 
down toward the end of the alpha- 
betical list when it stopped and 
Prof. Beatty scanning the rows of 
blank faces inquiringly pronounced 

Immediately several students 
bent upon making a good impres- 
sion and willing to own their abili- 
ties, arose. The astonishment de- 
picted on the professor's face was 
evident as he demanded, "Is this a 
class of Magi?" Disconcerted by 
this sudden challenge the wise guys 
quickly resumed their seats — all 
save a timid girl who seemed in- 
capable of misrepresentation. 

"You still maintain your right to 
be classed among wise men?" she 
was asked. "N-No!" she faltered, 
"but that's my name." 

— o — 

Now we know what to call Span- 
ish students; just listen to this: 
"Prof. Frounick: 'Miss Fegan, do 

The Administration Greets 

LA VIE'S Readers 

"Welcome!" is more than a word on the campus of Lebanon Valley College; 
it is an attitude involving feelings of appreciation and gladness ; also, an impulse 
to that kind of behavior which crams the word full of reality and meaning. Both 
those who come and those who receive give to each other active good will. This, 
mutuality of good will is a solvent for many irritating problems when exercised by 
persons who know how to give and forgive, bear and forebear, changing thereby 
their social evironment from a negative to a positive potential. This is really what 
the genuine welcoming spirit does for persons who live, work and play together. 
Courtesy and kindnes-s yield valuable social dividends. 

To the veterans who have returned or who have come to us for the first 
ime let me extend a special welcome. After all the welcome-home parades and 
ceremonies have vanished many communities will settle down into a state of apathy 
or even overt expressions of not wishing to be annoyed, disturbed or inconvenienced 
by the veterans who may happen to get in the way. The administrative and instruc- 
tional staffs at this College have deliberately planned to 'have ourselves inconven- 
ienced, and we believe that our ex-servicemen will respond with a corresponding 
attitude, as we strive to do our work success fully under crowded conditions. 

My office and home are open to you for conference and fellowship. Be free 
to park your cars in front of our home — we really want you to get in our way, for 
we are glad you are here. Our peach baskets are 'right side up and full of peaches. 
With these sentiments of good will, in which my associates unite, we welcome you 
to our campus society, hoping that your college years will be remembered as among 
the most significant of your lives. 

Dr. Clyde Lynch 

Again the male of the species is in evidence on the campus of Lebanon Valley 
College. No longer is it necessary to post the "Men Wanted" sign. This year 
it will not be necessary to go out into the highways and byways to find enough 
men to go around at social functions. And for all this we are devoutly thankful, 
not only because you men are here, but because you are not where you have been 
for the last few years. 

We note that you look more mature than college men looked a few years 
ago, and for good reason, for you are so many years older. We regret that these 
years have been taken out of your normal period of preparation for your chosen 
profession', but there are compensations ; and wisdom lies in making the the best 
of what we have, not in regretting what we do not have. Your added maturity 
has given you increased purposefulness and the consequent ability to make the 
most of your time. 

We offer you our resources both physical and personal. These are both 
somewhat overburdened this year because of the large enrollment but we hope 
you will be considerate and patient. You are here in large numbers, because we 
do not wish to turn away more than absolutely necessary > so we shall work out 
your problems in mutual helpfulness. 

The latchstring of the dean's office is on the outside (figuratively, at least), and 
you are invited to come with your problems. 

May this be the best year of your lives ! 

A. H. M. St one cipher 1 
Dean of the College 

The day a girl comes to Lebanon Valley, a bargain is made. The college 
promises its resources for her educational and cultural growth. The girl, in turn, 
offers to conduct herself for four years so as to meet the requirements and standards 
of the college. If her bargain is carried out in good faith, the young lady in cajf 
and gown has not only attained a scholastic goal ; she is poised, gracious, confident; 
she will be a good citizen, an asset to any community in which she makes her home. 

College offers much beyond what is found in books. Do take advantage of the 
social, cultural, and creative opportunities which make these years so priceless. « 
may seem at firs«t that college life is encased in a mass of rules. A democratic 
society accepts rules in order to insure privileges. The value of -the privilege 5 
far outweighs the annoyance of the rules. When it looks that way from where you 
stand, you are moving toward emotional maturity, which is one of the marks oi 
a cultivated person. 

It is a challenge to all of us to see our contract through, so that in future 
years we each may be proud of the other. 

Mary E. Gillespie 
Dean of Women M 

The office of the Dean of Men is an adjustment office, the cardinal function 
which is to assist the men of Lebanon Valley College to achieve, in full measure- 
the purposes for which the College exists. In a word, the office seeks to help ® 
the development of well-rounded individuals capable of living usefully, happM 
and effectively, in the world of which they are a vital part. 

The first obligation of the office is to the entering Freshmen — to assist these 
first year men in effecting a smooth transition from home life to a collegiate atmo 5 ' 

Another aspect of the work of the Dean of Men is that of assisting the 
veterans who have matriculated at this institution to make full use of the edu#' 
tional opportunities extended to them by the government because of the mili**" 
service they have rendered to their country. 

But in the final analysis, the work of the Dean of Men is to render all possib' e 
assistance to every man so that he may become quickly adjusted to academic 
in a manner that will enable him to fulfill his purpose in life without serious del*?" 
Consequently this office wishes to express its desire to render to the men a se^ 
which it hopes will prove helpful in making their college years a period devot e<i 
to the task of learning to make not a living — but a life. 

William B. Castetter m 
Dean of Men 

you know what the two weakest 
vowels are in the Spanish lan- 
guage?' Miss Fegan: T dunno!' 
Prof. Fronnick: 'Why u and i, of 
course.' " 

With that we close the pages J 
The Crucible. It's hard to tell w|J 
we'll find in the next issue of 
college newspaper of twenty V e * 






"Murder He Says" It certainly is swell to see Ollie and Carl back together 

again— not to mention Red and Mary Jane . . That was some reunion, Red . . 
Some of the coeds sure faked some convincing hysteria cases . . And it 
brought out the ability of many dorm students at catfighting . . Too bad 
Ginny Werner was away last Wednesday night, when her dramatic ability 
- could have been used. (We're speaking of the West Hall War.) Audrey 
Geidt is helpful in administering first aid to hysterical patients. Take note, 
J. Hudyma . . A suggested new motto k> "Lebanon Valley students wear the 
prettiest pajamas." 

"Tales of the Vienna Woods" or leftovers from the "Y" retreat at Mt. 

Gretna . . How did Harold Zeigler get the name of Florence? . . And just 
who did win the volley ball game? . . The only nervous breakdown, occurred 
to ah overloaded bed . . Joe Smith tried to smoke every one out — we hear 
he built those fires by rubbing two Boy Scouts together . . If Be Frank 
hadn't stopped, she'd still be out there waiting for the cora to turn yellow. 

"Two in Love". . . .Doris Newman and John Shettel still have things in common — 
including textbooks . . Helen Dickel is somewhere up on that cloud with her 
Al. Speaking of clouds, have you taken note that Frank Uhrich and Carolyn 
Boeddinghaus, plus Elaine Frock and Karl Miller are still very much going 
steady . . And Joyce Meadows is still wearing her A. C. S. pin. 

"Rumors are Flying" .... We've been hearing serious, things about Garis and O. 
Light, not to mention Zellers- and Bard . . What's this we hear about cold 
chicken free in West Hall? (Which is the middle window, Annette Reed?) 
. . Babs Kleinfelter supposedly has a fondness for reading other people's 
love letters. 

"It Could. Happen to You" .... Pete Lawhead seems to make Kenny Cooper's 
eyes have that certain light, especially at a dance . . Fiorello seems to have his 
sight set on a certain blond day student freshman . . Could anything be 
developing between Joe Yeakle. and Lois Shank? . . How about Downey and 
Kleinfelter? . . And Bob Doyle and Mary Edleman seem to have that gleam 
in their eyes. 

"There's Gonna Be A Great Day" Millie still likes to tell about the time 

she and Bob were picking apples when the MGM dirigible came over. Bob 
thought it was the end of the world, and saw a panorama of his sins pass 
before him. He s-till turns white when he thinks about it . . Butch Bell's 
secret ambition is to edit a joke book . . Have you seen the picture of Esther 
Williams Ken Ikeda drew? It's some thing. 

"There'll Be Some Changes Made". . . .Mike Crincoli was rather shocked when 
he saw his roommate Bricker studying for a change. As far as we are 
concerned, he hasn't changed a bit. Bricker seems to be breaking in new 
freshman girls . . Pat Sutton's sudden renewed interest in French might 
indicate she has gone sentimental. They say she's Miles interested in it . . 
Be Frank announced her intentions in public speakig class for active partici- 
pation in LV's latest extra-curricular activity Men. 

"When The Lights Go On Again" .... Sheridan's parlor is in constant use — so 
much that Rutherford and Jonesy are usually on the steps — front steps, that 
is . . Rinso Marquette's spare time these days is taken up by Vera Boyer . . 
Harmonic if not euphonic is the Millard Miller twosome. 

"Cement Mixer" Don't ask Nina Hazen to tell you the name of that tall 

blonde football player, 'cause she doesn't know. She's only had five dates 
with him . . Carolyn Boeddinghaus seems to know what the term "act quick 
like a bunny" means . . Those two South Hall amigos, Dot Thomas and 
Betsy Myers, have a pretty sharp version of "South America, Take It Away" 
. . For whom was that package, Miss Scarlett G" Neff? . . Has anyone seen 
Be Frank's pup Fido tagging along at her heals? . . Streepy, is there form in 
your jacket? . . If you want to see Marian Schwalm blush, ask her her 
nickname . . Did you know that Ethel Mae Beam (she does too) ! . . Gerry 
Rothermel and her Red are certainly getting around . . Time to tune off these 
sour notes for another issue. 

Kilroy Says 


"Get acquainted with the Frosh" 
w as the theme of a Scavenger Hunt 
held in the gym September 20. The 
following night a dance with the 
s ame theme was also held in the 
pm. Both events are sponsored by 
the "Y" cabinet of L.V.C. 

Jean Bedger, acting as chairman 
of the Scavenger Hunt, started the 
§ r oup s on their quest for twenty 
^ r e items, such as a piano roll and 
he signature of Harry Becker, town 
Policeman, when he wasn't in town 
b na t Particular night. Hot and quite 
pathless they finally returned to 
^ ei r starting point to collect soft 
^ mks, pretzels, and members of the 
\j,u, ning team were each presented 
Wlt h a balloon. 

faster of ceremonies for the 
rj u ^ Ce on Saturday night was Joe 
c} a s ' wh o had everyone present 
d an Clng through many novelty 
on fu S " Refr eshments were served 
th e balcony. 

spf r ^ ryone seemed to enter into the 

^anv ° f the week " end events, and 

ilar WeTif reSS6d the hope that sim " 
itig e *~ends would be forthcom- 

Teaching Staff 

(Continued from Page 1) 
D., Pennsylvania State College. Pro- 
fessor of Education. Mrs. Conrad 
Frank, B.A., Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege; M.A., Columbia University. In- 
structor in German. Mrs. Mary C. 
Green, Professor of French. Jessie 
H. Haag, B.S., M.S., Temple Univer- 
sity. Director of Physical Education 
and Athletic Coach for Women. 
Vonda R. Hamilton, R.N., Allentown 
Hospital, Resident Nurse. Elizabeth 
Kaho, B.S., Grinnell College; M.A , 
Columbia University. Professor of 
Music Theory. Mrs. Maud P. 
Laughlin, B.S., M.A., Columbia Uni- 
versity. Head of the Sociology and 
Political Science Department. John 
F. Lotz, B.S., Temple University; 
M.A., New York University. Profes- 
sor of Economics and Business Ad- 
ministration. Mr. Massinger. Pro- 
fessor of Voice. Ralph R. Mease, 
B.S., Lebanon Valley College; M.A., 
Columbia University. Director of 
Physical Education for Men; Mrs. 
Ralph R. Mease, B.A., Lebanon Val- 
ley College. Assistant Librarian. 
Mrs. Nixon Mumper, B.A., Lebanon 
Valley College; M.A., University of 
Pittsburgh. Instructor in English. 
Robert K. Ness, B.S., Lebanon Val- 
j ^uiioge, ivi.fc)., Onio State Uni- 


Aboard the L. V. C. campus and 
under the guidance of its eminent 
president, Paul Fisher, the Young 
Men's Christian Association once 
again squares away on a full time 
program unequaled in the history 
of the school. Big "9" on your No- 
vember calendar will be the date of 
the first major event in the current 
year. At this time all fathers of the 
entire male student body will be 
invited to attend the Juniata-Leb- 
anon Valley football game at Ann- 
ville. Following the game will be a 
"Big feed," in the campus dining 
hall for all "Dads" and "Sons!" 

Every male student, whether or 
not he is aware of it, is a member 
of the Y. M. C. A. This courtesy, 
one of the "Y's" notable traditions, 
is extended each year, not only to 
L. V. C. male students, but to col- 
lege men throughout the entire 

The purpose of the association 
here at L. V. is to reach as many 
new students as possible ; to provide 
an opportunity for new students to 
become acquainted with each oth- 
er; to present college life and acti- 
vities in a constructive Christian 
way; to present to students their 
duties and opportunities as Chris- 
tian men; and to acquaint the stu- 
dent body, friends, and alumni with 
achievements and plans regarding 
both local and world-wide associa- 
tion work. 

The Cabinet members are assidu- 
ously perfecting an agenda that 
will stand second to none in the 
forthcoming season — to execute 
these extensive plans will demand 
the whole-hearted support of all . . 

A rhythmic romp' was held in 
the "Y" room of the men's dormi- 
tory, Wednesday night, September 
25. Special music was presented and 
refreshments were served after 
which the new recreational equip- 
ment and room furnishings were 
initiated and broken in! 

Record Attendance 
At Summer School 

While most students enjoyed a 
vacation free from studies, others 
took up the regular grind of sum- 
mer school, which covered a period 
of twelve weeks. 

Although these weeks allowed 
very little time for social activities, 
the fun-loving student occasionally 
laid aside books, indulged in quarry 
swimming, and other recreational 
activities. The Fourth of July holi- 
days gave the students a four-day 
leave from studies, but, the follow- 
ing Saturday provided a preview of 
what was to take place during the 
regular school year: Saturday 
morning classes. 

The majority of the student body 
consisted of veterans. The total 
number of students was 292 regu- 
lar students and fifty private stu- 

At the conclusion of the summer 
term eight seniors were graduated 
during commencement exercises 
held in Engle Hall, August 30. Di- 
plomas were awarded to George W. 
Bickel, Gene Udelle Cohen, Gordon 
Blair Kemp, Richard Deen Owen, 
John E. Carbaugh, Betty Schaffer, 
Kathryn M. Kaufhold, and George 
W. Smith. 

versity. Associate Professor of 
Chemistry. Clare C. Schaeffer, B. 
A., Lebanon Valley College. Assis- 
tant Librarian. Frank E. Stachow, 
Diploma in Clarinet, Institute of 
Musical Art, Julliard School of Mu- 
sic; B.S., Teachers College, Colum- 
bia University; M.A., Columbia Uni- 
versity. Professor of Woodwinds 
and Theory. 

Florence Barnhart, a very versa- 
tile young lady, seems to have her 
fingers in every campus pie and in 
a few cakes. Currently, she holds 
the position of Y.W.C.A. president, 
Head Scop of Green Blotter Club, 
and treasurer of the dramatic so- 
ciety, Wig and Buckle. Flo plays 
baritone horn in the Girls' Band, 
and sings in the College Chorus. 
Her wide realm of activities also 
includes work in the Carnegie Li- 
brary, and in the Annville Public 

Other years have found this per- 
sonable senior just as active in 
numerous school functions. She 
has been a member of the Women's 
Athletic Association, the Chemistry 
Club, treasurer of the Women's 

Campus Murder 

(Continued from Page I) 

girlfriend, continued to try to keep 
Hollinger's attentions. This result- 
ed in two stormy quarrels between 
the two girls in the case. 

On Wednesday Derr seemed to be 
willing to fight anyone — including 
the profs. Following the return of 
the College Band* from Ephrata, 
Professor Rutledge went to the 
Men's Dorm to see Derr and try to 
straighten him out. Derr forcibly 
removed Professor Rutledge from 
his room. Thursday morning, Sep- 
tember 26, Derr was asked to leave 
the dormitory for disorderly con- 

However, that evening Derr re- 
turned and went immediately to 
Hollinger's room. Upon inquiry he 
found that Hollinger was spending 
the evening with Olive. Being in a 
somewhat inebriated condition and 
having been enraged upon learning 
of "Red's" whereabouts, he proceed- 
ed to eject Harry Hoffman, "Red's" 
room-mate, and in general disrupt- 
ed their room. For this Derr was 
turned over to the Annville Police 
on charges of disorderly conduct. 

At approximately 9:55 P. M. a 
State Policeman arrived at the 
Men's Dormitory with a warrant for 
Derr's arrest, stating that he had 
escaped the Annville Police and had 
secured the policeman's gun. 

After Derr, desperately trying to 
get away from his captors, had 
been securely pinned down on the 
stage of the chapel, Paul Fisher, 
Y. M. C. A. president, came to the 
front and said a few words to the 
congregation of students. He was 
interrupted many times by the 
merciless crowd screaming out their 
demands for justice — "Lynch him," 
"String him up," and "Hang him." 

Precisely at the moment when 
both the condemned man and the 
audience were at the breaking 
point, when lynching was menac- 
ing, "Red" dashed out on the stage 
and Reemsnyder, Eckert, Derr and 
Hollinger wished Lebanon Valley'? 
class of '50 the best of luck in four 
great years in college. 

Commuters Council, publicity chair- 
man for the "Y" Cabinet, and sec- 
retary of the Green Blotter Club. 
During her sophomore year she was 
stage "prop" manager of the pro- 
duction, "Ladies in Retirement," 
and last year held the same posi- 
tion for the presentation, "Berkley 
Square." Frequently on production 
night the Barnhart residence across 
the street from Engie Hall is strip- 
ped bare and Flo pays her mother 
a nickel for every pie:e of Barnhart 
furniture she can spot on the stage. 

Last year she displayed her dra- 
matic talent as Malvoleo in the pro- 
duction of Shakespeare's "Twelfth 
Night," and later student audiences 
applauded her delightful comic 
characterization of "Abbie" in the 
Day Students' thriller, "Cuckoos on 
the Hearth." 

Flo has in addition a great in- 
terest in sports and has shown her 
athletic ability as a member of the 
basketball and hockey honor 
squads. All this, and classes, too! 

Even with such a schedule, Flor- 
ence finds spare time for her hob- 
by interests. Botany is her favorite; 
also she collects dog pictures and 
plays the piano. 

During her last years in high 
school, she became interested in 
the World Friendship Project car- 
ried on by fine United Brethren 
Church colleges. As Lebanon Val- 
ley's representative of this organ- 
ization, she will spend the two years 
following her graduation teaching 
at the Hartford School for Girls in 
Sierra Leone, Africa. 

Flo had intended to act as feature 
editor of the La Vie this year, but 
was forced to resign because of a 
lack of time. She feels that if she 
can not devote enough time to her 
job to do it perfectly she would 
rather not do it at all. We shall 
all miss Flossy and her smile at 
La Vie meetings, but we are re- 
signed to our fate. 

So, Florence Barnhart, we take 
hats off to you and nominate you 
our first senior personality of the 


Dr. and Mrs. Lynch left for Pitts- 
burgh on Saturday, September 21, 
to attend the meeting of the Su- 
preme Council, 33rd degree, of the 
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, of 
the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. 
Dr. Lynch was a member of the 
class of two hundred who received 
the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite 
Masons. The exemplar of the class, 
which represented fifteen states, 
was General Mark Clark. 

The 33rd degree is an honorary 
degree, which is given by the Scot- 
tish Rite Masons to a select group 
of men. La Vie, on behalf of the 
entire campus, wishes to extend to 
Dr. Lynch its congratulations on his 

The sessions were held under ex- 
treme difficulty because of the 
strike of the Independent Union of 
the Duquesne Power and Light 
Company which severely affected 
transportation and hotel facilities. 

On the return trip, Dr. and Mrs. 
Lynch arrived in Harrisburg on 
Thursday, September 26, in time 
to attend the final session of the 
Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Con- 
ference. He had also come in from 
Pittsburgh on Tuesday, September 
24, to present the college report to 
the conference. 



Campus X- Section 

What was the actual reaction of 
the freshmen to the campus mur- 
der? Here is the lowdown as gath- 
ered by LA VIE reporters: 

As "Red" Hollinger rushed out on 
Engle Hall stage to climax a wild 
and hectic drama, Ralph Delp, ono 
of the many frosh boys who found 
last Thursday night's acting as re- 
alistic, was heard to say, "You mean 
all of that was put on — even Prof 
Rutledge being thrown out of 
Carl's room?" 

Another dizzy frosh, staring wild - 
eyed at "Red," sang out with "Say, 
he's expelled, isn't he?" Such re- 
marks reflected the lack of coher- 
ence of any sort in the thinking of 
the freshmen when the truth of the 
night's activities was brought into 
the open. 

"Sure, I saw him. He was cover- 
ed with blood, and his face was as 
white as a sheet." 

"Where's Olie?" 

"She was there! She's the one 
that screamed." 

"Are they sure he's dead?" 

"I don't know, but I think so." 

This was the gist of an excited 
conversation by three completely 
fooled freshmen, Willie Hackman, 
Howard Lebegern, and Bob Eigen- 
brode. Later in the evening they 
claimed that there were some 
things about the "build-up" to the 
murder that aroused their suspic- 
ions, but at the time of this con- 
versation their suspicious were for- 
gotten completely. 

Two other fellows in the men's 
dorm who were completely taken in 
were Dick Schmick and his room- 
mate, Walter Smith. Schmick says 
that he swallowed everything — 
hook, line, and sinker, and that now 
he's glad he did for, he has the sat- 
isfaction of having seen an excel- 
lent show perfectly played. After 
having witnessed the happy ending 
in Engle Hall, Dick returned to his 
room where, a little later, he en- 
countered Walt who for some rea- 
son or other had not joined the 
crowd in the conservatory. Whether 
fright or boredom was the reason 
he did not say, but it took ten min- 
utes of explaining to convince him 
that he had not seen a corpse on 
the campus. 

Mixed feelings were plainly evi- 
denced as by some of the following 
remarks — picked at random from 
different boys. 

"That sure was realistic!" 

"What the hell was all of that 

"I told 'ya that guy was a psycho- 

"Didn't know what was goin' on 
— just looked around and watched 
everybody else." 

But here's a play by play ac- 
count of "the murder" as seen in 
the eyes of a wise young frosh who 
put two and two together before 
the evening had reached its drama- 
tic and unexpected climax. 

"When the gun went off the first 
thing that puzzled me was how all 
these upper-classmen knew right 
where to go — right off the bat! Still, 
I was plenty fooled right then be- 
cause I remember remarking to my 
roommate that they should have 
put that maniac in a strait jacket 
before such a thing happened. 

"I followed everybody out onto 
the campus and headed directly for 
the scene of the shooting. Somehow 
I got through the crowd so that I 
could kneel beside the body. The 
first thing I noticed was that his 
skin was warm and moist, not dry 
as it would have been right after 
he had been shot, for not enough 
time had elapsed for symptoms of 
shock to set in. On taking his pulse 


Royal Welcome Extended 
To All New Students 

Freshman Week, a period of ori- 
entation for the 350 new students, 
the largest freshmen class in the 
history of Lebanon Valley, inaugu- 
rated the new term when the un- 
derclassmen arrived on campus on 
Monday morning, September 16. 

The Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C. 
A., cooperating with the faculty, 
were in charge of the week's activi - 
ties. The freshman class was divid- 
ed into four sections to facilitate 
seating and examination. The class 
was required to take a psychological 
examination, a physical examinat- 
ion, and to attend lectures on the 
campus citizenship and etiquette, 
and the use of the library. The lat- 
ter was followed by a demonstra- 
tion tour of the library. 

Day students were invited to at- 
tend noon meals, which were served 
in the college dining hall and in 
the social rooms of the college 
church. The Y cabinets served as 
waiters during this week. 

On the social side, there were ac- 
tivities every evening. Monday the 
freshmen were guests of the Ann- 
ville United Brethren Church at a 
reception held in their honor. Tues- 
day the "Y's" sponsored a supper 
hike at Fink's. Highlight of the 
hike was a quiz program starring 
Joe Smith as master of ceremonies. 
Jean Bedger was in charge of the 
games, and Arlene Schlosser led the 
group singing. 

With the return of the upper 
classmen on Thursday, opening ex- 
ercises marked the official begin- 
ning of the 46-47 school term. Clar- 
ence D. Becker, state senator and 
native of Lebanon, delivered a chal- 
lenging welcome address. Special 
music was rendered by Reynaldo 
Rovers, tenor, R. Porter Campbell, 
organ, and Frank E. Stachow, new 
woodwind instructor of the Conser- 
vatory faculty. 

Freshman Week drew to a close 
with the presentation of an origi- 
nal production by Kenneth Fidler 
entitled "Kilroy Is Here!" After- 
wards a receiving line formed on 
the campus between the conserva- 
tory and administration building, 
and each student was greeted by 
the faculty. Refreshments were 
served in Philo Hall. Eddie Engle- 
hart and his band provided music. 

S. 0. P. 

I found that his pulse rate was just 
as strong and fast as my own. 

"Just about then I heard a shout 
go up somewhere across campus, 
so supposed someone had spotted 
the murderer. But almost two sec- 
onds later I heard a shout from an - 
other direction, so I began to think, 
'Say, is this guy twins, or what?" 

"Well, I was plenty puzzled; nev- 
erthless I set off to hunt for anoth- 
er policeman. Downtown on 
learning that he was the one and 
only cop in town I began to wonder 
where the cop that was on campus 
had come from. 

"Well, I told this town cop about 
the shooting and he just looked at 
me and said, "Yeah?" Then I woke 
up and just said, "Oh!" 

There were, of course, a number 
of "frosh" who were not deceived. 
Betty J. Sifer, for instance, said, "If 
they want us to believe this stuff 
they shouldn't advertise it in the 
Quittie." Andy Renner said, "I 
knew about it from the day it was 
planned." But for the many, many 
uninformed, the scene was quite re- 
alistic enough, and will be remem- 
bered clearly for some time to 

This issue introduces and inau- 
gurates for the first time in the his- 
a veterans' information column 
whose only excuse for existence is 
to be of service to the man or wo- 
man "who wears one." This column 
receives intermittently Army news 
releases from public relations of- 
fices of the various Army head- 
quarters, and since this informa- 
tion needs to reach your ears, the 
Veterans' Corner was born. The 
space afforded this column does not 
permit these news items to be re- 
produced in their entirety, conse- 
quently your veterans' editor will 
(gulp) digest this mass of news 
material, and pass on such infor- 
mation that may be of interest and 
service to the veteran. In addition 
campus activities concerning the 
veteran will appear herein. Here is 
the news up to the time of the 
writing of this column. 

— o — 

The Veterans Administration has 
advised that all college-going ex- 
servicemen and women continue 
their National Service Life Insur- 
ance until after graduation and se- 
curity of income is established. 

— o — 

This will be of special interest to 
former American Prisoners of the 
Japanese. The Army, in a concert- 
ed effort to obtain dispositions con- 
cerning war crimes and atrocities 
for use as evidence in the war 
crimes trials at Tokyo, is putting 
on a nation-wide campaign to con- 
tact 2,661 former American prison- 
ers of the Japanese. 

— o — 

Here is a bit of the feminine 
touch. In Salt Lake City, in the 
Mormon state of Utah, a former 
Wac has been elected commander 
of the newly-organized all-World 
War II women's part of the Am- 
erican Legion. Lake Worth, Florida, 
also has a similar organization, so 
Wacs, Waves, and what have you, 
there is an idea for due considera- 
tion and action. 

— o — 

It is noteworthy to bring to your 
attention that the Keystone state 
will have the largest delegation at 
the San Francisco Convention be- 
ing held from September 31 to Oc- 
tober 4 inclusive. Three cheers for 
the Keystone veterans. 

— o — 

The Ninth Armored Division, 
first American combat unit to 
cross the Rhine, and the Fourth 
Armored Division are forming divi- 
sion associations. Complete rosters 
of veterans in the divisions are not 
available, so the associations are 
urging veterans to send in their 
names and present addresses. 
Ninth and Fourth veterans take 

— o — 

There are at present 800,000 vet- 
erans of World War II enrolled in 
the Enlisted Reserve Corps, this to- 
tal including commissioned and 
non-commissioned personnel. In 
case you are interested, veterans 
who were separated from the Ar- 
my after February 13, 1946, can re- 
tain their grade by enlisting in the 
ERC within six months of dis- 
charge. Incidentally, the 79th In- 
fantry Division has been allocated 
to Pennsylvania as a reserve com - 
ponent of the post war army. Just 
thought you would want to be en- 
lightened on matters of great im- 
portance to our national security. 

— o — 

The Army Finance Offices which 
have been receiving applications 
for terminal leave pay have re- 
ported to the War Department that 
photostatic copies of the Discharge 
certificates and certificates of Ser- 
vice accompanying the applications 

Day Studentettes 

With the beginning of a new 
school year again we find the sev- 
eral day student rooms of the cam- 
pus alternately crowded and de- 
serted; filled with shivering early - 
morning commuters, or serving as 
a welcome haven at the end of the 
day for the unfortunate few who 
must wait — and wait — for that last 
class before starting wearily for 
home. Between these extremes can 
be seen the normal routine of the 
day students' rooms — a little study- 
ing, a little conversation, shifting 
of stacks of books from locker to 
table and back again, and lunches 
being eaten at any time from 10:00 
to 2:00; all these are the normal 
activities which, in the sharing, 
bind the non-resident students to- 
gether. Like any other group, we 
have our plans and interests, our 
woes and pleasures in common. 

The girl commuters met in Del- 
phian Hall last Thursday night for 
a backwards party. Of course, re- 
freshments were served first, and 
the party proceeded in good reverse 
order. Rena Mae Biely directed a 
period of stunts, and songs by the 
freshmen for the amusement of the 
upper classmen. At the close of the 
evening it was discovered that one 
of the freshmen girls from Lebanon 
had told her classmates all about 
the traditional "murder," thus 
spoiling the intended fun for every- 
one. Her poor sportsmanship will 
not be easily forgotten by the rest 
of the school. It is unfortunate that 
this lack of school spirit should be 
shown so early in the year. It 
would be well, for the Freshmen 
class to remember that it is not im- 
mune from the truth of the adage, 
"A chain is only as strong as its 
weakest link." 

Hey! Has anyone heard the ru- 
mor that one of the day-student 
fellows is secretly married? 

Plans have been started for the 
annual day-student ministrel show. 
If this year's performance measures 
up to those of the past, we know 
that we have something really 
worthwhile to anticipate. The pro- 
ductions have always been the re- 
sult of a combination of good plan- 
ning, talent, and hard work. 

reproduce only one side of the cer- 
tificates. A word to the wise is suf- 
ficient. The UD plans to begin pay- 
ments this month, so queue up men 
and submit your forms, as Septem- 
ber 1, 1947, is the deadline. In case 
you become insane, due to overwork 
in studies or lab, do not fret, your 
survivors will be paid in full. 

— o — 

There are still 23,000 women in 
the Army and Navy. Is this one of 
the reasons for the woman short- 
age on the campus? 

Campus News — The Legionnaires 
had a good turn-out at their first 
meeting of the fall term last Mon- 
day night, Sept. 23rd. Tentative 
plans were discussed for a dinner 
dance to be held in the near future. 
This organization is going places 
this year, so to those who are not 
members, now is the time to sign 
up and give the Legionnaires the 
support and cooperation they de- 
serve. A membership drive is pres- 
ently in high gear, so join now 
(Kilroy was here — he now belongs) . 
Next meeting of the Legionnaires 
will be October 8th. 

— o — 

Anyone desiring further informa- 
tion relative to the above articles 
can obtain same by contacting the 
Veterans Editor. 

For the benefit of non-veterans 
(if there are such things) who may 
not know the meaning of the ini- 
tials SOP, please contact one of the 
veterans on campus. They will 
gladly expound their theory on the 
true meaning of SOP. 

Henry IV 

(Continued from Page 1) 
of Wales and son of Henry IV, Hen- 
ry the Fourth himself, quick-tem- 
pered Hotspur, and others will be 
played by men. 

At this time a great English film 
version of Shakespeare's "Henry the 
Fifth" is showing in the theatres 
throughout the United States. In it, 
Lawrence Olivier gives a magnifi- 
cent portrayal of the great English, 
king. Henry IV shows this king in 
his youth, leading a wild and some- 
what scandalous life with old Jack 
Falstaff and a band of thieVes. It 
gives an insight into those qualities 
in the character of the youth, Hal, 
which later develop into the wisdom 
and ableness of the man, Henry V. 

Preliminary readings have al- 
ready begun, and upon the comple- 
tion of the casting the staging will 
go into immediate rehearsal. It 
should be the dramatic highlight 
of the college year. 


Along with other rearrangements 
on campus due to the increased en- 
rollment, the- library is doir.g its 
share in improving facilities for 
use by the student body. 

All education, Bible, and physical 
education reference works may be 
found on the basement floor. Books 
taken from that floor should be re- 
turned' there. The periodical read- 
ing room is on the second floor, 
and all periodical reference work 
should be done in this room. The 
reading room on the second floor 
and the basement will not be open 
during the evenings but necessary 
class reference books will be 
brought to the first floor at this 

Reference books with green cards 
in the back may be taken out be- 
tween 5:00 and 7:00 P.M. or from 
9:30 P.M. to the next morning at 
8:00 A.M. On Saturdays they may 
be taken at 3:00 and returned at 
8:00 Monday morning. 

Class reference books with orange 
cards may be borrowed according 
to the hours stamped on each card. 


Having completed the prelimin- 
ary organization, the newly elected 
representatives to the Men's Senate 
began their business operations on 
Tuesday of this week with the elec- 
tion of officers. Tabulation of bal- 
lots disclosed the following results: 
President, Paul Fisher; Vice Presi- 
dent, Carl Derr; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, Reynolds Marquette; and Stu- 
dent Faculty Representative, Miles 

The Men's Senate as a student 
government organization has as its 
express purpose, the observation 
and administration of the laws of 
this organization. All freshmen 
have heard of its working and now 
they will get an actual view of the 
Senate's might and work. Cooped' 
tion from every member of the sW 
dent body in all activities wi$ 
greatly enhance the possibilities of 
a successful regime. 

Those members who have been 
chosen by the Men's Dormitory stu- 
dent body, to serve on this body °* 
distinction include : Seniors— P^ 
Fisher, Carl Derr, Kenneth Fidler- 
Robert Zimmerman, and Wayn e 
Mowrey; Juniors — Reynolds M» r ' 
quette, Miles Harringer, Rober* 
Beck, and Frank Urich; Sopho- 
mores— Ralph Downey and Glenn 

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This Collegiate World 

(By Associated Collegiate Press) 

There's a tale going round the 
IoW a State campus of a certain 
EngU sn prof who went over to a 
local apartment house and asked 
to see the list of people living in 
it and also the waiting list. He 
didn't have to go through very 
m any names before he found the 
one he was looking for, and said, 
"put my name down for this man's 
apartment, please. I just flunked 
him, and he'll be dropping out of 
school any day now." 

— o — 

Many a fledgling chemist has to 
learn the hard way. Fellow stu- 
dents will never forget the look of 
utter horror that came across a 
chem. 8, lab student's face as he 
watched a neatly-copied-in-ink 
English theme dissolve in some 
spilled hydrochloric. Humble title 
of the theme: "The Benefits of 

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The Seebring (Ala.) News tells 
how the dean of women at a large 
co-educational college severely crit- 
icized the moral laxity of the stu- 
dents, announcing to the student 
body on Wednesday that "The 
President and I have decided to 
stop necking on the campus." 

— o — 

George Thomas, of Chicago, mai- 
tre de soda fountain, has designed 
a monumental new sundae. He 
builds it of ice cream of six differ- 
ent flavors with strawberries, 
peaches, cherries, pineapple, 
marshmallow, pecans, fudge and 
bananas. The finished pyramid 
measures 14 inches from base to 
peak, costs $1 and may be shared 
by several customers. He calls it 
the Hubba Hubba. 


I came one day, a stranger to your 

You welcomed me, and in the few 

brief months 
That passed while I remained with 


You gave to me a multitude of 

1 came to you content to live with- 
in myself; 

You made me take a world into my 

You taught me how to seek for 

T o smile, to live, whatever be the 

Y °u gave me vision of a mighty 

task, — 

A Ufe that, living, builds itself in 

Y °u showed me splendid wealth in 

human souls 
Be yond whatever I might dream in 


You gave my soul the courage to 
fight on 

An d win a battle I had thought to 



gave me loyalty and truth; 
gave yourself to me, my Alma 


r own, henceforth, your spirit 
j ^carnate. 
mu st go forth, forever now a part 

To ° f y ° U ' 

do the mighty things you 

^ dream; 

^Justify the purposes of those 
n ° builded you in prayer and 


°* n: Christian Education Maga- 
* Ue > James Asa Johnson, Union 

What's Cookin' Due? 

Since some of the best sources 
of amusement on the campus are 
the happenings in the various labs 
and science departments, La Vie 
has decided to devote this column 
to the incidents effected by the per- 
severing students and profs who 
struggle through some laboratory 
period each week. As yet, most of 
the lab courses have not begun to 
function, but we are all looking for- 
ward to the days when that per- 
centage of errors will give trouble 
to the modest pursuers of physics, 
and the breaking of equipment at 
the critical instant will cause those 
future chemists to throw up their 
hands and start the blamed thing 
over again, and at times the frog's 
(Rana pipiens) nervous system will 
be the most evasive thing known 
to enrollees in Biology 18. 


Crowded Lab Conditions 

Never before have lab schedules 
caused so many headaches for so 
many people. Dr. Cretzinger, in ar- 
ranging the labs for Biology 18, had 
to make a decision which didn't 
make the students angry— only two 
hours a week in freshman biology! 
When Walter Hess heard the news, 
he was speechless, mute, dumb- 
founded—he didn't say anything 
either. To illustrate the crowded 
conditions, I'll quote from one of 
the top-secret files (number 13). 
"Due to crowded conditions, during 
the session concerned with the dis- 
section of the earthworm (Tumbri- 
cus terrestris) there will be one 
specimen for each ten students. 
Like other articles, earthworms are 
scarce and we must be cooperative 
in helping to meet the emergency." 
— LV— 

"Whizzer" White's 

Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, 
found Richard "Whizzer" White go- 
ing to the quarry for his daily swim. 
Just as he was ready to dive in, 
what was staring at him but a nice 
ground hog (Arctomys Monax) ! 
Having been an adventurer all his 
life, he determined to ensnare the 
rodent. Whizzer made a noose from 
a piece of rope and tried to lasso 
the animal; however, since he was 
unfamiliar with the anatomy of the 
ground hog, he was quite unsuc- 
cessful. Whizzer just couldn't keep 
the rope from slipping from his 
neck over his head. As our hero 
put it, "Ground hogs are all shoul- 
ders and no neck." 

"Whizzer's" futile attempts only 
served to infuriate the animal. The 
woodchuck ran into a crevice to 
escape further humiliation from 
"Whizzer's" hands. Now our hero 
had him [There was no escape from 
the crevice. To quote our friend 
again, "That was the dumbest 
ground hog I ever saw." At this 
point, as White approached, the lit- 
tle fellow sat up and hissed quite 
furiously. Ground hogs out West 
whistle but since this one was in 
the East, he just hissed. White was 
likewise infuriated. The ground hog 
bared his large, protruding teeth 
and prepared for a last stand. When 
Whizzer saw these inviting teeth, 
he again took his trusty lasso and 
lassoed the poor woodchuck (Arc- 
tomysmonax) by the teeth. 

After subduing his opponent, he 
tied one end of the rope to one of 
the animal's hind legs and the oth- 
er to a stout stick. Then "Whizzer" 
took his quarry for a swim in the 
quarry. After a very enjoyable swim, 
he convoyed his little friend to his 
room in the Men's dorm. Sadly, the 
little fellow had never been house 
broken and White didn't want that 

Campus Societies 
Prepare "To Rush" 

The Delphian Literary Society 
will open its "rushing" season with 
a hike, to be held on October 8. 
Plans are now underway and the 
following committees have been ap- 
pointed: Theme and invitations — 
Lois Shank, chairman; Lafaune 
Shuman, Opal Shumate, Margaret 
Smith, Mildred Neff, and Mary 
Jane Flinchbaugh; refreshments — 
Mildred Emerich; games and enter- 
tainment — Erma Gainor, chairman; 
Frances Boger, Martha Matter; 
place — Nora Mae Goodman. 

Future activities will be a Kalo- 
Delphian party in the gymnasium 
on October 19 and a tea on October 
31. These dates are tentative. 

Members of Philo held their first 
meeting recently in order to reor- 
ganize after the summer vacation. 
Lengthy discussions ensued during 
which an all out drive to rush the 
freshmen was planned. Committees 
were appointed by President 
Charles McConnell to formulate a 
detailed course to be followed. Ten- 
tative dates were announced for the 
"Rush Week," activities. An am- 
bitious schedule is contemplated so 
that the society can again resume 
its pre-war eminence. As a part of 
this plan the hope was expressed 
by all present to make Philo the 
largest men's organization of the 

Clionians, as are all societies, are 
planning busily for rush week, and 
other important events, scheduled 
for the near future. 

This year there will be a grand 
formal for C|b members and her 
brother society, Philo. Other com- 
ing events include the annual tea 
and hike dfaring October for the 
freshman iglrls. A very special fea- 
ture on theHea program will be a 
fashion show which no clothes - 
conscious coed will want to miss. 

Committees for the joint Philo- 
Clio dance and rush week were an- 
nounced at the Clio meeting, Sep- 
tember 25, and are as follows: 
Philo-Clio Dance, Jean Myers, Mary 
Louise Horst, and Dorothy Strass- 
berger; Clio Hike, Jean Myers, Mary 
Louise Horst, and Dorothy Strass- 
berger; Clio Tea, Arlene Schlosser, 
Nancy Johns, Beatrice Meiser, Vera 
Boyer, Doris Hyman, Evelyn Spitler, 
and Dottie Zink; favors committee, 
Virginia Vought, Elinor Strauss, 
Dorothy Kauffman, Betty Frank, 
Mary Elizabeth Myers, Sara Schott, 
and Barbara Kilheffer; publicity 
and invitations— Nancy Johns, Mir- 
iam Wehry, Joyce Meadows, and 
Erma Murphy; skit committee: 
Doris Clements, Doris Newman, and 
Joyce Meadows. 

For the new year and for the new 
freshman it is of interest to know 
that Clio Hall is redecorated to 
make the room more pleasant and 
interesting for the meetings and 
socials. Those in charge were: Mary 
Jane Eckert, Esther Bell, Barbara 
Kilheffer, Sara Schott, and Joye 


Name, Hometown 

Position Weight Age 


job in addition to all the rest of 
his work. As a result, you will now 
find an addition to the biology de- 
partment — "Whizzer" White's wood- 

An honest coed at the University 
of Kansas came right back at the 
"Laws" recently. Instead of scur- 
rying by the horde of wolfish law- 
yers on the steps of Green Hall, 
she paused at their whistles and 
whipped out a sign. Printed on it 
in big red letters were the simple 
words: "Thank you!" 

Herman Seigle, Lebanon, Pa 

Kenneth Crowell, Keyport, N. J 

Pete Gamber, Lebanon, Pa 

Paul Mateyak, Tamaqua, Pa 

Charles Miller, Annville, Pa 

Hank Schmalzer, Bath, Pa 

William Paup, Red Lion, Pa 

Richard Gates, Lebanon, Pa 

Russell Wolfe, Lebanon, Pa 

Ralph Clemens, Lebanon, Pa 

Richard Fields, Lebanon, Pa 

Richard Ebling, Lebanon, Pa 

Marvin Jones, Harrisburg, Pa 

Walter Smith, Harrisburg, Pa 

Robert Stolte, Newburg, Pa 

Thomas Culhane, Lebanon, Pa 

George Mayhoffer, Lebanon, Pa 

Paul Benedict, Steelton, Pa 

Harry Zimmerman, Harrisburg, Pa. . 

Henry Dijohnson, Lebanon, Pa 

Walter Hess, Lebanon, Pa 

John Hess«, Lebanon, Pa 

Charles Reider, Steelton, Pa 

Nicholas Borota, Steelton, Pa 

Donald Potter, Harrisburg, Pa 

Jacob Wolfersberger, Weissport, Pa. 

James Parker, Harrisburg, Pa 

George Roman, Manville, N. J 

Ben Wasilewski, Shenandoah, Pa 

Kenneth Cooper, Neptune, Pa 

Robert Hess, Lebanon, Pa 

Reynolds Marquette, Myerstown, Pa. . 

Marshall Gemberling, Mt. Joy, Pa 

William Keeler, Pottstown, Pa 

Robert Early, Cleona, Pa 

William Nebb, Bound Brook, N. J. . 
Richard Eisenhour, Hummelstown, Pa. 

Walter Gage, Rahway, N. J 

Joseph Yeakel, Pottsville, Pa 

Robert Beck, Ephrata, Pa 

Bob Bowman, Lebanon, Pa 


Harold Feaster, Williamstown, Pa 

"William Moore, Lebanon, Pa 


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Opening Exercises 

(Continued from Page 1) 

ment of the stars, and the starlike 
things and thoughts, the undaunt- 
ed challenge of events, the unfail- 
ing childlike appetite for what next, 
and the joy and the game of life. 

"You are as young as your faith, 
as old as your doubt; as young as 
your self-confidence, as old as your 
fear; as young as your hope, as old 
as your despair. 

"So long as your heart receives 
messages of beauty, cheer, courage, 
grandeur and power from the 
earth, from main and from the In- 
finite, so long you are young. 

"When the wires are all down and 
the central place of your heart is 
covered with the snows of pessi- 
mism and the ice of Cynicism, then 
you are grown old indeed and may 
God have mercy on your soul." 

Senator Becker admonishes the 
Youth of Lebanon Valley College 
to take advantage of the present 
opportunities and leadership on our 
campus and to treasure the physi- 
cal attribute of Youth that we pos- 

A highly entertaining addition to 
the program was a guest from 
Monroe, N. C, Mr. Aaron F. Fun- 
derburk, who matriculated here in 
1884. He called himself the great- 
est curiosity on the platform be- 
cause nobody knew his name or 
what kind of animal he was. He 
visited the campus once before in 
1927 and we are informed that he 
will so honor us again. 

An enjoyable musical program 
was provided. Mr. Reynaldo Rovers, 
tenor, sang "Dank Sei Dir, Herr," 
by Handel; "Morning Hymn" by 
Henshel; and "Night" by Charles. 

Mr. R. Porter Campbell played 
several organ selections: "Love- 
Death" from "Tristan and Isolde" 
by Wagner-Gibson, and "Neptune" 
from "Sea-Sketches" by Stoughton. 


"What's the matter, Freshie dear, 

Feelin' sort of blue? 
Feelin' sore at this old world 

For how it's treatin' you? 
Think your friends are far away? 

Only foes around? 
Scared to death of Sophs and such, 

Fear to tread the ground! 
People say you're awful green, 

But it seems to you 
They mistake the color when you're 

So darn blue. 
Upper Classmen struttin' 'round 

With such arrogance 
Make you feel your littleness 

And your ignorance. 
Cheer up, Freshie, don't you care 

Freshman days are brightest 
When college joys are fresh and 

When your cares are lightest. 
Being green is no disgrace 

For, Freshie, don"t you know 
That college days are growing days 

And only green things grow? 
So cheer up, Freshie, be a sport 

And watch your good demeanor 
For in a few short fleeting years 

You'll be a grave old Senior" .... 

Kalo Elects Officers 

In a special Kalo meeting held 
late this week, the society elected 
its new officers for the year and 
laid extensive plans for Rush Week 
as well as for the regular Kalo 

Elected to the office of President 
was Carl Derr, while Kenny Fidler 
was elected Vice-President. Bob 
Kern received the office of Secre- 

Other plans were also discussed 
and put into concrete form, but at 
present the Kalo members are 
keeping them a deep, dark secret. 

Mr. Frank E. Stachow played a 
clarinet selection, "Concertino" by 



Lebanon Valley Moravian 

Nebb LE Jaso 

Schmalzer .... LT Norwick 

Keeler LG DeMichele 

Waslewski C Frey 

Reider RG Martucci 

Mateyak RT Stefanik 

Gemberling .... RE Frisoli 

Gamber QB Dundon 

Marquette .... LH Snyder 

Bowman RH Neff 

DiJohnson .... FB Adams 

Dutchmen Open Season 
At Moravian Tomorrow 



Heralding their return to the pig- 
skin parade, Lebanon Valley's Fly- 
ing Dutchmen will touch off the '46 
football season tomorrow night at 
Bethlehem when they take the field 
against a strong Moravian College 
eleven in the first tussle for the col- 
lege in four years due to the war. 

Operating from the famed "T" 
formation and under the guiding 
hands of "Scoop" Feeser, the Val- 
ley's new grid mentor, the team will 
enter the fray as the underdog 
since it is still of an unknown qual- 

Although the Dutchmen have 
scrimmaged with F. and M. twice 
and once with Albright, it is still 
difficult to say how the club will 
react under pressure. Regardless, 
though, the Blue and White should 
give a very good account of itself 
for against F. and M. and Albright, 
the Dutchmen put on a surprising 

With only two seniors on the 
team, big Ben Waslewski and Hank 
Schmalzer, Coach Feeser has had 
his hands full trying to mold a 
formidable eleven, but a good turn- 
out by the underclassmen has re- 
lieved the situation somewhat. 

Starting on the flanks probably 
will be Bill Nebb, 170-pound fresh- 
man, and towering Marsh Gember- 
ling, a 200-pound sophomore; at 
tackles are Hank Schmalzer, 200, 
and Paul Mateyak, a frosh who hits 
180; at guards are Bill Keeler, 
chunky 175-pounder, and Charlie 
Reider, a hefty who smacks the 
scales at a bouncing 200; working 
from the center slot is, of course, 
Ben Waslewski, huge 195-pounder 
who rates with the very best. 

In the backfield, little Pete Gam- 
ber, 155-pound jackrabbit, is doing 
the ball handling under the center 
while Rinso Marquette, 170-pound 
junior, is settled in the one half- 
back slot. On the wing is Bob Bow- 
man, 175, and doing the line-bust- 
ing from fullback is Hen DiJohnson, 
a rugged 180-pounder. 

There is a possibility, however, 
that Marvin "Buck" Jones and 
Charley Miller may also get start- 
ing berths. Miller might start at 
left end, while Jones would prob- 
ably take Marquette's place, for 
Rinso is having considerable diffi- 
culty with his ankles. And, altho it 
is very unlikely, Bob Hess, who was 
injured early in the season, may 
see some action tomorrow night, 
but it is not believed that he will 

With the exception of Hess and 
Marquette, the squad is in fine 
shape, and with a few games under 
their belts, the Dutchmen should 
be able to look forward to a suc- 
cessful season. Moravian will defi- 
nitely be the favorite, however, for 
it already has played a game while 
the Blue and White is very green as 
far as experience is concerned. 

The probable starting line-ups 
for the game are as follows: 



The Woman's Athletic Society is 
very much alive on campus as was 
evident at the cabinet meeting on 
Tuesday, September 24. With the 
new physical education instructor, 
Miss Haag, and all the social-mind- 
ed students on the campus, sports 
will play a major role. However, as 
was pointed out by Miss Haag, W.A. 
A. includes not only sports and not 
only the women but reaches out to 
everyone in a huge program of all 
activities. Already Sunday after- 
noon hikes have been arranged and 
will expand into a combined hike- 
camera club for those ambitious 
photographers around L.V.C. 

Committee chairmen for the an- 
nual hike have been selected and 
are planning something new and 
different for the prospective new 
members. The theme and program 
is under the direction of Ruth Ger- 
hart; place for the hike, Opal Shu- 
mate; publicity poster and invita- 
tion, Nancy John; and refresh- 
ments, Elaine Heilman. 

This year the point system under 
which new members were admitted 
has been abandoned, so that all the 
girls on campus may participate in 
the WAA. program. 

Sports In Shorts 

If any of you gals and guys are 
curious about the heading of this 
column, may we state that it is in 
brief (no pun intended) , a glimpse 
of the lighter side of the girl's 
sports news. 

L. V. starts off its female sport 
season with a go-getter leader in 
the person of Miss Haag. She has 
been working extremely hard to get 
things in shape for the coming sea- 
son. Best of luck to you at L. V., 
Miss Haag. 

If any of you lads have been in 
the vicinity of the tennis courts re- 
cently you have undoubtedly taken 
note of the form, tennis that is, of 
a petite freshman by the name of 
Mary Fuhrman. She has been a 
member of her hometown tennis 
team, which is York, by the way, 
for many years. She's stiff compe- 
tition for anyone, so be on your 
toes if you're planning to take her 

Lebanon Valley College 1946 Football Schedule 




October 4 1 Moravian at Bethlehem, Pa., (Night) 
October 12 j Dickinson at Carlisle, Pa. 
October 19 1 American International at Springfield, Mass. 
October 26 j Youngstown (Ohio) College at Annville, Pa. 

(Homecoming Day) 
November 2|Mt. St. Mary's at Emmittsburg, Md. 
November 9 1 Juniata at Annville, (Dad's Day) 
November 16 j P. M. C. at Chester, Pa. 
November 28 1 Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pa. 

(Thanksgiving Day) 

8:00 p. m. 
2:30 p. m. 
8:00 p. m. 
2:00 p. m. 

2:00 p. m. 
2:00 p. m. 
2:15 p. m. 
2:00 p. m. 

Meet Scoop Feeser 
Acting Head Coach 

Lebanon Valley College welcomes 
a new addition to the sports' de- 
partment this year in the person of 
Grant "Scoop" Feeser who will di- 
rect the football destinies of the 
"Flying Dutchmen." Officially, he is 
serving as. acting head football 
coach and will assist Ralph R. 
Mease, Physical Education Director 
for men, in the intra-mural pro- 

"Scoop," as he is known best, 
confesses to 26 years, is married, 
and the father of two young 
daughters. For those who go in for 
statistics, he is 5 feet 9 inches tall 
and weighs approximately 176 

Mr. Feeser was born and raised in 
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and while 
attending Lebanon High School he 
played halfback on his school's 
football team, serving as captain of 
the team in his junior and senior 

"Scoop" is no stranger to Leba- 
non Valley fans as he returns to 
his Alma Mater, having graduated 
from L. V. C. in 1935 with a B.S. 
degree, majoring in chemistry and 
biology. While at Lebanon Valley, 
he played under the able coaching 
of "Hooks" Mylin, now at Lafay- 
ette, and later under the recently 
departed Jerry Frock, who so un- 
expectedly resigned his position al- 
most on the eve of the opening 
practice session of the season. He 
also played some baseball for Leba- 
non Valley, his activities being de- 
voted to third base and the out- 

Shortly after graduating, he ac- 
cepted the position of assistant 
coach at Henry Houck Junior High 
School in Lebanon and served in 
this capacity for six years. At this 
time he also played professional 
football with the Reading Keys in 
the old Eastern League, again at 
halfback. Among the other teams 
in the league were Wilkes-Barre, 
Hazleton, and Scranton. 

Taking over as head coach at 
Lebanon High School in 1942, 
"Scoop" turned in a creditable per- 
formance during the past four 
years. Playing an overburdening 
eleven-game schedule, Scoop's 
teams won 21 games, lost 22, and 
tied one. In addition to his coach- 
ing, he taught social studies, P. O. 
D. and history. 

Commenting on the coming grid- 
iron season, Coach Feeser feels that 
the Flying Dutchmen should be on 
a par with the other teams that 
discontinued inter-collegiate foot- 
ball competition during the war 
years. The toughest games in Fee- 
ser's opinion will be the Gettysburg 


Returning to the inter-collegiate 
football scene after a lapse of four 
years, Lebanon Valley's Flying 
Dutchmen appear all set to make 
this year the banner year for sports 
at the college. With stellar basket- 
ball and baseball teams virtually 
assured, thanks to a wealth of ma- 
teria, it seems almost inconceiv- 
able that the football team can do 
anything else but turn in a better 
than average season even though 
competition has reached a fantas- 
tic point. 

Under their new coach, Scoop 
Feeser, who formerly guided Leb- 
anon High School's football team, 
the Dutchmen have been going- 
through their paces for the last 
few weeks trying to get into shape 
for their first tussle with Moravian 
tomorrow night at Bethlehem, and 
barring any unforseen injuries 
should give a very good account of 

Anchoring the forward wall 
which ranges close to the 190 mark, 
are Big Ben Waslewski, star pivot 
man, and Hank Schmalzer, a rug- 
ged tackle. Both lads are one-time 
Valley giants, having played for the 
Blue and White before being induc- 
ted into the service. The only sen- 
iors on the team, these two "beef 
trusts" have had plenty of college 
experience and appear to be the 
boys whom Coach Feeser is mainly 
relying on. How the team finally 
shapes up greatly depends on how 
Waslewski and Schmalzer turn out. 
They can make or break the team. 
Defensively the Blue and White is 
going to be hard to beat, but lack 
of a scoring punch may cause con- 
siderable trouble. Finding a good 
passer has been one of Feeser's 
minor headaches, and in this day 
and age of offensive football, it may 
hinder the Valley's attack to quite 
some extent. One of the few pass- 
ers, though, who is showing prom- 
ise, is Marvin "Buck" Jones, a husky 
180-pounder who whips a football 
around like a baseball. This, how- 
ever, is causing Feeser almost as 
much trouble, since he cannot find 
consistent receivers who can al- 
ways cope with these lethal bullets. 

The running attack looks fai' 
with Rinso Marquette, flashy 170- 
pound halfback, and Pete Gamber 
diminutive 160-pound quarterback, 

doing most of the broken-fi e i<j 
running. However, Marquette has to 
take it a little easy because of a 
pair of "bum" ankles which now 
and then do tricks to him. This 
leaves only Gamber to do most of 
the work although Bowman and 
DiJohnson can handle the line, 
ramming rather effectively. A fe^ 
more "climax runners" would cer- 
tainly not hurt the team's chances 

Fortunately, Feeser appears to be 
rather well stocked with reserve 
material, especially for the line, but 
he also has three or four good 
backfield subs in Jones, Bill Paup, 
and Dick Eisenhour. A fine ball 
handler, Eisenhour should even- 
tually make the grade, although his 
weight is somewhat against him. 

Getting away from football for 
the moment, a peek at the other 
sports on the Valley's program this 
year really brings some gratifying 
results. Back from last season's 
very excellent basketball quintet, 
which was coached by Frank Shup- 
per, are four starters, Marsh Gem- 
berling, Rinso Marquette, Pete 
Gamber, and Bobby Hess, while 
there are numerous second-string- 
ers and newcomers rarin' for ac- 
tion. Baseball, too, should be very 
well taken care of since Shupper 
and Joe Kania are the only two 
lads that are lost through gradua- 
tion. Yes, sir, it is not too much 
to predict that Lebanon Valley 
should have an exceptional year 
from the standpoint of athletics al- 
though a great deal of the success 
will rest on the new coaches, Scoop 
Feeser, the grid mentor, and Ralph 
Mease, basketball and baseball 

Tennis seems to be coming into 
its own on the campus, too, with 
the first round matches of the 
Boys' Tennis Tournament already 
scheduled and under way. The 
boys who are participating in the 
tournament are Hollinger, Libson, 
A. Smith, Zimmerman, DiJohnson, 
Fidler, Renner, Fisher, Weidman, 
Horn, Pye, Ilgenfritz, Urich, Moore, 
Fields, Jones, Yeakle, Paup, Fehr, 
Hummel, Detambel, Pomraning, X 
Smith, Lebegerd, and Kline. 

and Youngstown tilts, not forget- 
ting Dickinson, however. At the 
same time, though, he does not look 
for any up-sets. 

The fact that a glance at the 
squad list of the team reveals the 
presence of only two seniors, is es- 
pecially pleasing to the new coach 
of the Flying Dutchmen. 

During Frock's second year as 
coach "Scoop" did some scouting 
for Jerry and then directed the re- 
serves in the plays that were to be 
used by their opponents on the fol- 
lowing weekends. 

Thus Grant "Scoop" Feeser, a 
very friendly and likeable young 
man, comes back to his Alma Ma- 
ter. All Lebanon Valley joins in 
wishing him a very successful grid- 
iron season and a long and happy 
stay at the Valley. 


Another well known college 
organization of long standing 
the L-Club — has come out oi 
storage and resumed activities. 

The L-Club, under the very able 
leadership of President Henry 
SchmaLtzer, is planning a numbe r 
of social activities for its member 5 
and the student body. The first of 
these tentative events will be the 
Home-Coming Dance on October! 
for all students. 

The L-Club men also wish t0 
thank the student body, particular' 
ly the Freshmen, for helping to P u 
the annual sale of chapel seats oV# 
the top with a bang. 


Mail this coupon to LA VIE COLLEGIENNE, Melvyn R. Bowman, B« s ' 
Mgr., Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Penna. 

I enclose $1.00 Check □ Money Order □ 



City zone. 








No. 3 

pr. Wallace Announces Cast 
For Shakesperian Production 

"Henry IV" Boasts One of Largest Casts 
Ever to Appear Before Valley Footlights 

Dr. Wallace, who is directing the 
Shakespeare play, Henry IV, has 
announced his cast for the produc- 
tion. The large number of roles and 
the necessity for casting men and 
women in male roles made the task 
doubly difficult, but after a week of 
tryouts and much deliberation, Dr. 
Wallace made his selections. The 
cast includes the following: 
King Henry the Fourth— Theodore 

Henry. Prince of Wales— Alvin C. 

John of Lancaster, son of the King 

—Kathleen Garis 
Earl of Westmoreland — Dorothy L. 

Sir Walter Blunt— Sara Anne Zel- 


Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester — 
John E. Shettel 

Henry Percy, Earl of Northumber- 
land—Doris Lee Newman 

Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur, 
his son — Edward Steiner 

Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March- 
Mary Louise Grube 

Archibald, Earl of Douglas— Ruth 

Owen Glendower— Charles P. Yeag- 


Sir Richard Vernon — Kenneth 

Sir John Falstaff — Thomas J. 

Poins— Jean E. Hudyma 

Gadshiil— Dorothy M. Kauffman 

Peto— Maryruth Stahl 

Bardolph— Joseph H. Yeakel 

Francis — Thelma F. Zimmerman 

Sheriff— Mary Jane Flinchbaugh 

Carrier— Miriam Wehry 

Vintner— Dorothy M. Kauffman 

Messenger — Mary Jane Flinch- 

Servant— Miriam Wehry 
Lady Percy, wife of Hotspur— Jo- 
anne R. Lawhead 
''Continued on Page 5) 

Skit Contest Will 
Aid World Students 

F or an entertaining evening, and 
also for a worthy cause, visit Engle 
tomorrow night at eight 
°'clock. The "Y's", under the chair- 
manship of Carl Derr and assistant 
Ri chard Immler, are sponsoring a 
Ingram for the benefit of the 
W °rtd Students' Service Fund". 
Each campus organization has 
een invited to compete for cash 
^ riz es in the Skit Contest. The skits 
re limited to ten minutes, are re- 
vested to be humorous and will 
* Ve the program the length of 
S l half an hour. 

e Judges have been picked 
fo 0rri the faculty, and the money 
the prizes has been dona ted by 
a f ° l,r student governing bodies 

the two "Y" cabinets, 
oo s ma y De obtained at the 
lTl *' or from any "Y" cabinet 

c eert Remember - al1 tne P ro " 
ftatM taken on tickets wiU be d0_ 
vio?l to the "World Students' Ser- 
ce fund." 

World Student 
Relief Fund Drive 
Starts on Campus 

This week marks the beginning 
of the first World Student Relief 
Fund Drive to be held on the col- 
lege campus. We ask the coopera- 
tion of all the students in making 
this drive a successful one. 

World Student Relief is sponsored 
in the colleges and universities of 
the United States through the 
World Student Service Fund. Thru 
the international office in Geneva, 
Switzerland, the work of student 
relief of the world is coordinated. 
Movements similar to that conduc- 
ted in the United States have been 
organized in China, Great Britain, 
Sweden, and Canada. 

During the war World Studem 
Relief was active in prisoner of war 
camps and among internees of Eu- 
rope and Asia. Today it is even 
more active among the students 
of destroyed European universities 
who are attempting to hold classes 
despite a lack of material equip- 
ment. The chief aim of the World 
Student Service Fund is to aid 
these students intellectually, but to 
do this effectively, physical needs 
must first be met. 

World Student Relief is defin- 
( Continued on Page 2) 

"Y" Cabinet Plans 
High Gear Program 

Betty Frank, member of the "Y" 
cabinet, was recently elected "Y" 
representative to the Student-Fac- 
ulty Council. The organization will 
be represented in the Christian Co- 
operative Council by Ruth Billow. 

Plans are being formulated at 
present to send "Y" representatives 
to the S.C.A. Conference at Cedar 
Crest College, Allentown. The con- 
ference is slated for the week-end 
of November 1-3. 

On Monday afternoon, October 
14, from 4:00 to 5:30 P. M. on the 
Y.W.C.A. tea was held, with the 
president of the organization, Flor- 
ence Barnhart, acting as hostess. 
An invitation to attend was extend- 
ed to all women on campus. Mrs. 
George Struble, Mrs. Earl Light, 
Miss Lena Leitzau, and Miss Helen 
Myers poured for the occasion. Sev- 
eral musical selections were ren- 
dered during the course of the af- 

The annual recognition service 
was held Sunday evening, October 
6, at which time the new cabinet 
members were installed and "Y" 
pins were distributed to all Fresh- 
men girls who attended the service. 
Those who participated in the ser- 
vice are: Florence Barnhart, presi- 
dent, Betty Frank, Virginia Vought, 
and Millie Neff . A candle light ser- 
vice was used. 

Todd Duncan Soloist 
At First Concert 

Todd Duncan, famed negro bari- 
tone, was the featured soloist at 
the first Community Concert of the 
season which opened October 14th, 
Mr. Duncan is best remembered for 
his remarkable portrayal of Porgy 
as a member of the original cast of 
Gershwin"s "Porgy and Bess." He 
has recently returned from a con- 
cert tour of Australia where he was 
received most enthusiastically. 

This season he attained new hon- 
ors when he sang leading roles in 
"II Pagliacci" and "Carmen" with 
the New York City Center Opera. 

Reports from everywhere describe 
him in the most glowing terms. The 
many repeat-performances he is 
requested to make prove his ability. 

Other artists appearing in this 
series include: 

November 5th — Quartette com- 
posed of Frances Yiend, soprano; 
Helen Alheim, contralto; Donald 
Dame, tenor; Arthur Kent, bari- 

January 22nd — Whittemore and 
Lowe, duo-pianists. 

March 20th— The National Sym- 

Old Grads Will Have Busy 
Homecoming Day Schedule 

Flying Dutchmen Will Sail Against 
Youngstown Eleven in Main Event 

Men Again Answer 
To Glee Club Roll 

Members of the Glee Club who 
were recently chosen are as fol- 

First Sopranos — Betty Jean Butt, 
Mary Jane Eckert, Sidney Garver- 
ich, Mary Alice Royer, and Arlene 

Second Sopranos — Mildred Emer- 
ich, Gladys Flinchbaugh, Mary 
Fuhrman, Mary Louise Horst, and 
Sara Schott. 

First Contraltos— Helen Dickel, 
Mary Edelman, Mary Jane Flinch- 
baugh, Helen Hartz, Betty Ruth 
Jones, Constance Nester, and Mary 
Catherine Wolf. 

(Continued on Page 5) 

Alumni Home Com- 
ing Day At a Glance 


Saturday, October 26, 1946 

5:00 a.m. — Annual Freshman- 
Sophomore Tug of War on 
the banks of the Quittapa- 

10:00 a.m.— Fall Meeting of the 
Board of College Trustees. 

10:30 a.m. — Girls' Hockey Game 
opponents not determined). 

12:30 p.m. — Alumni Luncheon, 
Dining Room of North Hall 
(Free to Alumni) . 
1 : 15 p.m. — Brief Business Ses- 
sion of the Alumni Associa - 
tion, North Hall Dining 

2:30 p.m. — Football Game, 
Youngstown (Ohio) College 
vs. Lebanon Valley. 

6:00 p.m. — Dinner in College 
Dining Hall (Alumni tickets, 
40 cents) . 

7:30 p.m.— Wig and Buckle Club 
Play, Engle Hall (Free). 

9:00 p.m. — Annual Home Com- 
ing Dance, College Gymnas- 
ium (Free) . 

Ten Seniors 
Selected for "Who's 
Who in Colleges" 

Ten outstanding members of the 
class of 1946 of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege have been selected to represent 
the school in the 1946-47 edition of 
"Who's Who Among Students in 
American Universities and Col- 

Included among those who will 
represent L. V. are Florence Barn- 
hart, Jean Bedger, Barbara Kolb 
Beittel, Betty Jean Butt, Carl Derr, 
Marvin Detambel, Paul Fisher, 
Miles Harringer, Robert Kern, and 
Wayne Mowrey. Selection was made 
on the basis of character, scholar- 
ship, leadership in extra-curricular 
activities, and potentiality for fu- 
ture usefulness to business and so- 

The group will be awarded spe- 
cial certificates indicative of the 
honor bestowed on them in the 
near future. 

To be included in "Who's Who 
Among Students in American Uni- 
sities and Collegs" is one of the 
highest honors "a student can ob- 
tain since the people represent the 
best the college can produce. The 
book has become practically an est- 
tablished index of ideal men and 
women who are most likely to make 
a success of life. 

Bucher Elected 
Head of M. D. S. C. 

Upon completion of the prelimi- 
nary organization business, the 
newly elected members of the Men's 
Day Student Congress began their 
business operations for the year 
with the election of officers. Count 
of votes gave G. Harold Bucher the 
Presidency. Also elected were Ross 
Albert, Vice-President; Frederick 
Tice, . Secretary - Treasurer; and 
Theodore Keller, Student Faculty 

Like every other organization on 
campus, the Congress has a specific 
duty to perform both to the stu- 
dents they represent and to the 
college to which we all belong. The 
Congress is the legal governing 
body for the men day students on 
campus, which means both the 
power to govern and the power to 
protect. This "power to protect" is 
of particular importance to all the 
new students. If any freshmen have 
a gripe, report it to the Congress 
either by speaking to one of the 
representatives or by coming to one 
of the meetings. If they can't help 
you, they can always find someone 
who can. 

On the lighter side of the ledger, 
the Men's Congress, in conjunction 
with its sister organization, is plan- 
ning a big dance for all the day 
students to be held December 7. 

Pre-war gaiety will parade when 
Lebanon Valley welcomes back her 
alumni on Saturday, October 26. All 
the old traditions of the day will be 
revived and an unusually large at- 
tendance is expected as the one 
time freshmen take over the cam- 
pus for the weekend. The main 
event of the day's activities will 
take place at 2:30 P.M. when Coach 
Feeser's Dutchmen meet the 
Youngstown eleven on the Athletic 
Field in the first home game since 
the war years. 

Saturday's activities will begin at 
9:00 A. M. when the valiant Soph- 
omore face a numerically stronger 
Freshman Class in the annual tug 
of war on the banks of the Quitta- 
pahilla. Following that at ten 
o'clock a freshman-sophomore hoc- 
key team will meet one composed 
of. juniors and seniors and the ev- 
ents of the morning will be con- 
cluded by the Alumni Luncheon at 
12:30 in North Hall. 

At 1:15 P. M. a brief business ses- 
sion of the Alumni Association will 
be held in North Hall. 

The Wig and Buckle Club will be 
the host of the graduates at 7:30 
P. M. in Engle Hall. At that .time 
the dramatic society will stage its 
first productions of the year, Moon- 
set and Jeanne D'Arc, two dramatic 
one -act plays. In the interlude be - 
tween plays Miss Mary Jane Eckert, 
secretary of the group, will present 
a reading by Eugene O'Neil. 

The Annual Home-Coming Dance 
will be held in the College Gymnas- 
ium at the conclusion of the Wig 
and Buckle productions and will 
conclude the day's program of ev- 

The program of events will begin 
Friday night when the World Stu- 
dent Service Fund committee will 
sponsor "Stunt Night." At that time 
each of the student governing bod- 
ies will present a skit in competi- 
tion for cash awards. 

Life Work Recruits 
Rewrite Club Constitution 

Life Work Recruits recently elect- 
ed officers at their first meeting of 
the fall term. This organization is 
composed of all ministerial stud- 
ents, although any other men or 
women students who are interested 
in church work may join. 

Harold Zeigler will again lead the 
group as president. Other officers 
include, Vice-President, Joseph 
Smith; Secretary, Mary Frances 
Daugherty; Treasurer, Warren 
Trumbo; Deputation Chairman, La- 
verne Rohrbaugh, and his assist- 
ant, Edgar Wert. 

Dorothy Zink was appointed mu- 
sic chairman by the president. 

Joseph Smith was also elected to 
be representative of the Religious 
Coordinated Council which is made 
of the three reilgious organizations 
on campus. 

The executive committee is now 
busy rewriting the constitution. 




Established 1925 

Vol. XXIII— No. 3 Thursday, October 24, 1946 

LA VIE COLLEGIENNE is published bi-weekly throughout the college 
year, except holiday vacations and examination periods, by the students 
of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. 

LA VIE is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Inter- 
collegiate Press. National advertising is secured through the National 
Advertising Service, Inc., College Publishers Representative, New York, 
N. Y. 

Theodore D. Keller 

Maryruth Stahl 


News Editor Alvin C. Berger, Jr. 

Sports Editor Ronald Baker 

Conservatory Editor . Elinor Strauss 

Feature Editor Joanne Kessler 

Veteran's Editor John A. Fidler 

Exchange Editor Ruth Gearhart 

Advisers Drs. Struble, Wallace, and Rutledge 


Business Manager Melvyn Bowman 

Circulation Editor Carl Derr 

Adviser Dr. John F. Lotz 

Esther Bell, Dale P. Girton, Elaine Heilman, Jean Hudyma, Betty R. 
Jones, Martha Matter, Doris Newman, Richard Pye, Madalyn Quickel, 
John Shettel, Marycarol Salzman, Charles Tome, Frederick S. Tice. 
Donald Weiman, James E. Wert, Rhoda Ziegler, Thelma Zimmerman. 


Doris H. Clements, Manager; Ruth Billow, Theresa Dolan, Elaine Heil- 
man, Erma Murphy, Carolyn Boeddinghaus, Erma Gainor, Jean Hu- 
dyma, Lorraine Spangler, Ruth Gearhart, Barbara Kleinfelter. 

Charles A. McConnell Harry Himmelberger 

Be It Ever So Humble 

OCTOBER has again rolled around and again old grads are rolling toward Leba- 
non Valley to celebrate Homecoming Day. To many the campus will present a 
surprising aspect^never have they seen such a crowd of students at their Alma 
Mater a big day has been planned — but activities are not everything. There is a 
feeling — an attitude — a spirit — which they will be looking for. So give them a smile 
and a cheery, Welcome Home! And show them that L. V. is still the same old 
school at heart. 

More Power To Them 

IN previous years- the Student-Faculty Council has given many innocent by-standers 
the impression of being a group of semi-professional "yes" men whore main duty 
seems to be the preparation of a social calendar. 

This year the Student-Faculty Council is again starting its year's, work In- 
preparing a social calendar, but please notice the word "starting" for the initial 
meetings of the group give fair indication that their work will not end there. 

President Miles Harriger in no uncertain terms explained to the representatives 
of all the college organizations that the Council should be one of the most active 
and important on the campus. Since it is the contact between the teachers and the 
taught, only thru an active organization can both groups learn to know each other 
and cooperate actively for the best interests of the school. 

The enthusiasm and well chosen leaders of the groups auger well for the future 
and to them we say, "More power to you!" 

Oh, yes, we also toss a verbal orchid to Professor Miller lor being the only 
faculty representative that attended the last meeting of the Student-Faculty Council. 

World Fund 

(Continued from Page 1) 

itely international, inter - racial, 
non-sectarian and has absolutely 
no political purpose. Money is the 
chief item sent abroad; this is of- 
ten cabled rather than sent by mail 
to insure safe arrival. In addition 
to money, books and paper and 
other articles which are not to be 
obtained in Europe are sent abroad. 

World Student Relief, unlike the 
Red Cross, does not administer 
mass relief but rather aids small 
groups or individuals. It maintains 
student relief centers in many dev- 
astated countries. At these centers, 
students may receive medical care, 
food, clothing, stationery, and text- 
books, and find pleasure in associ- 
ation with fellow students. 

This is what your dollars will do: 

$2— Will supply the notebooks 
and paper required by a European 
student for a year. 

$5_Will buy from 1 to 6 books for 

European universities whose librar- 
ies have been destroyed. 

$20— Will furnish food for r 
month for an undernourished Ital- 
ian student. 

$150— Will maintain for one 
month a modest student center in 

$480 — Will maintain one room for 
1 year in a student rehabilitation 

$500 — Will equip a student kitch- 
en for cheap, nutritious meals. 

$720 — Will provide Sanatorium 
care for a t.b. student for 1 year. 

$1000— Will feed 50 students for 
1 month. 

$1000-5000 — Will operate for a 
year one student center (depend- 
ent on size) in China with facili- 
ties for cheap meals, bathing, 
warmth, light, study, recreation, 

Help make their student life 
as happy as yours — GIVE TO 



Dear fellow-students, 

At a moment when a new era 
of peace is dawning rather uncer- 
tainly, an European student pens 
you the following lines. It does not 
greatly matter what his national- 
ity is — suffice it to say that he is 
warmly attached to the little pen- 
insula of the Asiatic Continent 
where he was born. 

Seen from the perspective of Eu- 
rope, the outlines of the American 
Continent obey the classical optical 
laws. As his own continent shrinks, 
the European student sees yours as 
disproportionately large. In propor- 
tion as his poverty increases both 
as regards material possessions and 
physical well-being, the richer and 
more enviable does America appear 
to him, a veritable land of Cock- 
aigne. As he contemplates the 
clouds which hang like a pall over 
his own wrecked cities, the Euro- 
pean visualises the sky-scrapers of 
New York, San Francisco, and Bal- 
timore as suffused with unearthly 

All of which means simply to say 
that we, the students of Europe, 
are expecting great things from you 
students in America. We have seen 
you here among us, big and strap- 
ping in your dark khaki — we have 
welcomed you as our liberators. In 
our misery you seemed to us almost 
god-like. But we have not got to 
know you, for really to know some- 
one you must see them in their 
homeland. We have confidence in 
you, but we are also haunted by 

We have confidence because we 
know that the students of America 
have seen our continent. They have 
seen for themselves our struggles 
and our sufferings, our destitution 
and our sacrifices. They know that 
we possess an ancient culture, that 
in the course of the centuries our 
universities have grown a little 
musty, and that over our libraries 
hangs the odour of worm-eaten 
tombs. They know that the cultural 
treasures brought to the New World 
by the Scottish Puritans and suc- 
cessive generations of immigrants 
were the fruits of labours carried 
on during more than two thousand 
years by thinkers, scholars, and 
seekers after truth dwelling be- 
tween the Mediterranean and the 
North Sea. 

We have confidence, too, because 
we believe that the students of 
America can help us. We believe, to 
be quite frank, in the magical prop- 
erties of your dollar. We tend to 
forget that you also know what i H 
is to be hard-up, to be unemployed, 
and even sometimes to be broke. 
We rather picture to ourselves your 
fine colleges surrounded by beauti- 
fully kept parks, your monstrous 
sports grounds and your model lab- 
oratories. Our eyes are dazzled by 
the magnificence of your films. 
And we have faith in your humane 
ideals. We felt that your President 
Roosevelt was our friend— his "Four 
Liberties" shine out like a beacon 
in our darkness. For us over here 
as well, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin 
and George Washington are heroes. 
We have read Whitman, Longfel- 
low, Holmes, James — we have rev- 
elled in Edgar Allan Poe, and 
chuckled over Mark Twain. We 
look on Steinbeck, Caldwell and 
Hemingway as being Europeans 
could we say more? We know that 
some of the best of us crossed the 
ocean to you to find liberty, to find 
a home — Thomas Mann, Toscan- 
ini. Werfel, Einstein, and many 
others besides. 



The Campus Is Talking About . . . 

Dickinson Drizzlings .... Dr. Light is still looking for that person who g ot 
wet feet at the game ... a suggested theme song for the football game j s " 
"How Dry I Am" . . . that was a tricky tandem number Ruthie and V. Earl 
. . . then there was the little black Scottie who took a fancy to tassled atJ( | 
beplumed band hats . . . quite a few drips were noticed at the game . not 
to mention the three L. V. coeds (names not mentioned to spare embarasv tent) 
who went into the wrong you-know-what. Ladies please ! ! ! 

Parlor Patterns .... "Red" Hollinger is fast becoming a parlor fixture jjJ 
South Hall (what is- he, wood?) . . . Annette Reed will learn not to wall; 
brashly into the parlor evenings . . . the campus is wondering how 
Castetter and Miss Banks are getting along. 

Hopeful Hearthrob .... Our congratulations to iMaryruth Stahl . 

Pete Lawhead, she too is ringed . . . iNo matter what the male enrollment 
I Nelda Hindell talks only of her sailor, Charlie . . . Betty Ruth Jones, better 
known as "Poor Old Dumb Lana" is quite sociable with several boys from 
Harrisburg, but her claws are really out for a certain guy from Jersey I , | 
Joyce Meadows is still getting her supply of letters from Germany . . . How 
are Red Awkerman and his blonde girl from Lebanon making out? . . What 
incited Jack Gaul to go to Harrisburg for a date Saturday night, instead of 
taking someone to the dance at school here? Who is she, Jack? . . Mary 
Carol Salzman's favorite tune of the week is "Bill" . . . What color of eyes 
does Art Bodden have, Miss J. Kessler? Are they blue or are they brown? 
. . . Ask Joe Dubs with whom is his lengthy phone conversation every night 
from 8 to 9 . . . Watch that Dorothy Thomas-Harry Hoffman combination 
. . . It's reported Eddie Steiner is engaged to a girl in Philadelphia. 

Kilroy Cut-Ups .... Nobody seems to know what "It" is ; ask Kilro\ what 
"It" really means ; he was here but just left a few minutes ago . . . Perhaps it 
was Kilroy who strung up Hortense in South Hall — tsk — and on the third tloor 
too . . . Kilroy says, "Those certainly were good steaks we had in the dining 
hall last night" . . . Ken Ikeda seems to be lost without his companionship, 
or is he? 

Domestic Dodderings .... We're not advertising, just mentioning Pat and. 
Partner's cider and snacks. (Sutton and Werner made grilled cheese sand- 
wiches in the dorm. The smell of them had everyone believing the dorm was 
on fire . . . Some coffee fiends are so bad, they even have to cook in the 
parlor . . . Ginnie Vought, is your fudge hard yet? 

Mystic Miscellany .... Yes, Be Frank is afraid of steers anyway . . The 
firm Fiorello and Fiorello is doing a good job on cleaning and pressing . 
Ask certain South Hall coeds about their eventful Sunday trip to Reading 
. . . "Tommy" Thomas is quite the poetess. It's rumored she's now writing 
one dedicated to South Hall . . . What beautiful curls, Miss Curlie O'Neff 
hast— ask the postman exactly what happened and how much he charges for 
a hair cut . . . Do not eat too many candies, John Staub — they are fattening! 
. . . Where did Sam Rutherford get his railroad's lamp (red) which shines 
from the North-west corner room of the Men's Dorm? . . . The full moon 
certainly does something to Bob Howard . . . Coke is still Mary Jane 
Flinchbaugh's favorite drink — how many cokes did you have today, Miss 
Flinchbaugh? . . . What does the eraser taste like, Joe Smtih? . . . Johnnie 
Shettle seems to enjoy fiddling in front of North Hall at 7:30 in the 
morning . . . And speaking of serenades, what is the reason for Sam Ruther- 
ford's musical rendition at South Hall one Sunday Evening? . . . What was 
Millie Neff doing on the fire-escape in her pajamas? . . . they say there's 
a freshman girl afoot who uses her Biology microscope backwards. 

But there are also our fears. We 
! are afraid that your money, which 
I might do us so much good, may 
have the effect of weakening our 
resolution and softening our fibre 
in our struggle for liberty. We are 
even afraid that your economic as- 
sistance will have to be paid foi 
by the sacrifice of that independ- 
ence which our poverty has secured 
us. We love peace, but not the "Pax 
Americana" with its humiliations. 
Wc understand your distrust of the 
peoples whose squabbles have in- 
j volved you in such frightful cai- 
nage. But with all our misfortunes 
, we still believe that Europe is ■ 
{ centre — the centre of the world ; \v 
\ may be mistaken, but that is not 
! the point. You must respect our 
1 illusions as we respect yours. 

Even the most progressive spir- 
its among us are more conser- 
vative than you in the technical 
field. We always seek to integrate 
technical advances into the pat- 
tern of human life, to humanize 
them, before pushing still furthei 
ahead. We sometimes wonder 
whether you will not finally be 
' vanquished by your very passion 
for new conquest. 

We want to forge still closer the 
links which bind us together. We 
want you to come and share our 
poverty with us — it is our sole 
wealth. And we want to visit you, 
so as to get to know you, to lay 
the ghost of our apprehensions, to 
win "Freedom from Fear" as far 
as you are concerned. Let us work 
together to build the new world, 
more united than the old— each 

of us has his contribution to make. 
And let us build it not for our- 
selves alone but for all ; let us nour- 
ish respect even for those who 
think differently from ourselves. 
And let us engage together in a 
great undertaking — the search for 
a new university based upon faith 
in the true human values of hu- 
man dignity, human liberty, and 
intellectual integrity. Our slogan 
is "Liberty and community in a 
world undivided and diverse." We 
are confident that it is also yours 

Help us to help ourselves. We are 
neither loafers nor beggars, but it 
so happens that we are destitute 
and that our state of poverty is 
detrimental not only to the recon- 
struction of our own continent but 
also to world renaissance. It is i° 
your interest that Europe should 
have sufficient doctors, engineer* 
and architects. You have always 
needed and will always need our 
scholars and men of science, ju st 
as we need yours. Today it is only 
by means of your dollars that E u ' 
rope can build up her peace army 
of scientists and technicians, schol- 
ars and artists. And you in yo ur 
turn will reap benefit from tr» e 
consequent revival in our music aU d 
poetry, dance and the plastic art* 

Eager to know you better, trust' 1 
ing in your speedy help, we, tP 6 
students of Europe who have co& e 
through the world wars your wan* 
friends, your apprehensive debto* 8, 
we send you greeting. 

One of them 
Geneva, Sept. 6, 1945 








J so 

Weekly Meditation 

MAR K 10:13-15 

"And they brought young chil- 
dren to him, that he should touch 
them, and his disciples rebuked 
those that brought them. 

gut when Jesus saw it, he was 
much displeased, and said unto 



"Suffer the little children 

to come unto me, and forbid them 
not, for of such is the kingdom of 

"Verily I say into you, Whosoever 
shall not receive the kingdom of 
God as a little child, he shall not 
enter therein." 

There is a deep significance to 
these words of our Lord. They 
speak the simplicity in the way of 
life that Christ presented to the 
world. They bring religion right 
to the heart of the little man- 
one whose knowledge of erudite 
theology may be almost nil, yet 
who, in the midst of his struggles, 
wants to live a worthwhile life. 
And for us college students, that 
is religion that has meaning. 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the 
famous French aviator- author, has 
written a children's book which is 
more readable for "grown-ups" 
than any number of adult books I 
have read. It is The Little Prince, 
a sort of make believe story of a 
litttle prince who came down to 
visit Earth from his tiny planet in 
the solar system. In his journeys 
he encountered representatives of 
all sorts of adults, such as a king, 
a conceited man, a tippler, a bus- 
inessman, a lamplighter, and a 
geographer. And in all these men 
was an adult folly which is nothing 
more than a lack of that childlike 
and beautiful simplicity which 
Christ spoke of when He suggested 
that the kingdom of God is only ofr 
those who will enter as a litttle 

Intercollegiate Press 

Lexington, Ky.— (LP.) —Begin- 
ning with this semester, the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky will offer fo. 
the first time courses in radio 
through its newly established De- 
partment of Radio Arts. 

A survey course running through 
three quarters and titled "Radio 
Today" will be open to all students 
w the University and will cover 
eve ry phase of present-day broad- 
casting. Visiting lecturers from 
r adio stations and networks will 
&PPear before the classes, and sev- 
eral trips to nearby stations will 
be made. 

A U students except Freshmen 
JJU be eligible to take courses in 

Radio Announcing" and "Radio 
Acting," each of which will run one 
garter and will include consider- 
t ° le laboratory work in addition to 
tiQ e c °nventional classroom recita- 
e ^ Dis k and wire recordings will 
de a ble students to hear their own 
ects and check their progress. 
, ourses in "Radio Regulations," 
hi* Script Writin g " and "Radio 
aciv ion '" to be offered ° n an 
th e a ? Ced leve1 ' are scheduled for 

c om i U ° f 1947, at which time a 
b Plete major in Radio Arts will 

6 available. 

cour s eensboro ' N - C - — (LR) - A 
a atne e ln fl ying, from general fun- 
gi Ve ntals to actual soloing, will be 
Coile f ° r ° redit at The Woman's 
c ar r e ° f the Uni versity of North 
t er lna « starting with this semes- 

iai ^f a Ular passes dealing with aer- 
^aft Vlgation > aerodynamics, air- 
be fr e and civil air regulations will 
*s fl e<5l reci °n the campus in cours- 
51 ened for the lassies. 


Trying to find a few spare mo- 
ments for an interview in the full 
schedule of this senior was quite 
a problem. We finally managed it, 
though, and present to you Paul 
Fisher, "senior personality of the 
week". In just a month of this 
year's college life he has become a 
familiar figure on campus and has 
taken his place as an outstanding 
school leader. 

Paul hails from West Lawn, a 
suberb of Reading, Pennsylvania, 
and came to Lebanon Valley in the 
fall of 1940 to take the Music Edu- 
cation course. During his first years 
at L. V. C. he sang in the Glee Club, 

was for two years a member of 
the Men's Senate, and he also play- 
ed in the once-notorious (and still- 
notorious) German Band. 

Paul was inducted in the service 
in February of 1943, and spent 
three years playing in the Army 
Air Corps Band. He regrets, inci- 
dentally, that in none of this time 
did he ever set foot in an airplane. 

Last fall, Paul returned to the 
Lebanon Valley Campus to resume 
his studies. This year finds him at 
the head of two of the chief school 
organizations — the Y. M. C. A., and 
the Men's Senate. As a member 
of the Boy's Band, the Chorus, 
Glee Club, and French Horn En- 
semble. Paul is acquiring valuable 
experience for his music career. 

Chiefly interested in instrumen- 
tal music, this conservite is now do- 
ing his practice teaching at the 
Annville High School as director 
of the Band. Paul does not limit 
his music accomplishments to per- 
forming on his three principle in- 
struments — the French Horn, bass 
violin, and trumpet; in addition, he 
has done some composing — chiefly 
of school music and anthems. 

If you'd like to see a "whiz" at 
tennis playing, look up Paul and 
ask for a demonstration! He has 
played on both the Wilson High 
School teams, and considers tennis 
tops in sports. 

So here is this weeks senior per- 
sonality— P a u 1 Fisher, an all- 
around guy! 

Fashion Tips on Tap 


TODD DUNCAN, Baritone 

"Todd Duncan is one of the fin- 
est artists ever developed in his 
race," said George Gershwin in 
1935, when Todd Duncan was still 
an unknown young negro baritone 

n was the honor of the Commun- 
ity Concert Association to present 
»o its memoers, Toad Duncan, tnt 
-list artist to appear in a series o^ 
.our conceits, on Monctay 14, 194o, 
ja Lebanon High Scnool auditor- 

Todd Duncan was born in Dan- 
/ille, Kentucky. He spent his chila- 
nood in Indianapolis and was brea 
the "Hoosier" way. He received his 
B.A. from Columbia University. 
Soon after his college days, he be- 
came a member of Howard Univer- 
sity, Washington, D.C., largest ne- 
gro school in the country. It was 
at this time George Gershwin chose 
him to portray the role of Porgy in 
his folk-opera, "Porgy and Bess." 
Since that time in 1935, his rise 
to fame has been rapid. 

His career which has brought 
him musical recognition and great 
popularity in success is evidenced 
by three outstanding achieve- 
ments: Music Director Arthur Rod- 
zinski of the New York Philhar- 
monic Symphony Orchestra chose 
him as soloist for the dramatic 
cantata, "The Prairie." Columbia 
Concerts sent him on a Latin 
American tour which probably has 

set the stage in South America for 
our other artists. He sang with 
brilliant success in eleven coun- 
tries, and when returning, he im- 
mediately appeared as soloist be- 
fore thousands of enthusiastic mu- 
sic-lovers at New York's Stadium 

Even in Australia, in the summer 
of 1946, he was received by en- 
thusiastic audiences who have also 
nelped to prove his global popular- 

It was after his appearance at 
New York's Stadium Concerts that 
he was engaged by the New York 
City Opera Company to sing two 
important opera roles, Tonio in 
"Pagliacci" and the Toreador Es- 
camillo in "Carmen." 

Not only has he been rated by 
critics, but praised as well. The 
October 8th issue lists Todd Dun- 
can's voice among "the best in U. 
S. or any country." Critics also 
claim that he was "the only negro 
in U. S. operatic history to sing a 
white role with a white cast." 

Todd Duncan is married to a 
very charming woman. They have 
one son who is now attending Dart- 
mouth College. 

From 1935-46, from "Porgy and 
Bess" to "Pagliacci" is a long way 
—but from "Pagliacci" to what- 
ever heights he may achieve in mu- 
sic will be because of his aspira- 
tion "only to be a better singer." 

Always Welcome 
To You 

Be it a coke .... 

a sandwich 

or a full course dinner 


Through the traditional haze of 
wood smoke, softly veiling the Oc- 
tober countryside, one may see bril- 
liant patches of color moving on 
the campus horizon. To a casual 
observer pausing in his, or her, 
"day's occupation" these patches 
may appear to be but the handi- 
work of nature who decrees a 
change of dress about this time 
every year — oh, but close observing 
reveals them to be gayly garbed 
students on their way to classes. 

Gals and guys alike display a def- 
inite taste trend toward the bright- 
er hues this Fall. There is no doubt 
that this is but an outward and 
more visible expression of the gayer 
spirits which pervade the campus 
and classrooms. Red, yellow, and 
blue sweaters — some handily and 
slyly embroidered — have found 
their way on the the campus. Have 
you, too, noticed the clever "phone- 
numbered" and "nick-named" 
sweaters? Colors appear with 
stripes and plaids to relieve mon- 

Naturally, individual tastes differ 
so the lassies who prefer a dressier 
style chose softly tailored suits with 
matching or contrasting blouses. 

One young lady effectively 
showed-up her auburn tresses by 
combining a gold-silk jersey dress 
with gold clips and a gold link- 

Casual jackets and blazers con- 
tinue to be popular everywhere. 
Hats again are virtually non- 
existant, with multi-colored ker- 
chiefs affording a pert substitute. 

Accessories take the form of wide, 
wide belts, charm bracelets and 
novelty pins and appear to be a 
definite part of every college girl's 

Comfortable, but smart calfskin 
loafers or the much beloved saddle 
oxfords complete the ensemble of 
this year's college student's word- 

Just keep on looking your "nic- 
est", kids; we notice and like what 
you wear! 

Want to Meet 
a Nice Big Family ? 

Telephone workers make up a big family 
. . . more than 575,000 in the Bell System . . . 
more than 27,000 in The Bell Telephone 
Company of Pennsylvania. 

These workers are your friends and neigh- 
bors and they're nice people to meet, to 
know, and to do business with. 

You'll find them everywhere. For the Tele- 
phone Company is mainly a local business, 
multiplied by the many localities it serves, 
and operated by home-town people. 

We're proud of our telephone family. You 
can be, too. 

The Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania 



Campus X- Section 

After reading in the last issue of 
La Vie the interesting article, "The 
Vanishing Dutchman", we wond- 
ered what would be the reactions 
of the readers. As a result, the 
"Campus X Section" this week is 
devoted to the findings of a sur- 
vey intended to discover the various 
attitudes that students hold to- 
wards freshman rules. With such 
questions as "Do you think the 
Frosh should wear dinks and ties?" 
"What did you think of La Vie's 
editorial "The Vanishing Dutch- 
man?" and "Do you think that the 
relaxation of freshman rules will 
detract from the experiences of 
college life?" our staff toured the 
campus in search of people who 
were willing to state their opinions 
with the risk of being quoted. 

Not everyone, of course, was will- 
ing to make a statement. Others 
had no concrete views on the mat- 
ter. And there were many, many, 
we know, whom we were unable to 
contact. There were a few, how- 
ever, who answered our questions, 
and we got all kinds of comments. 
There were a few upper classmen 
who conceded certain points to the 
"frosh" cause. 

"Sure, do away with all the rules," 
expostulated one prominent red 
head. "To hell with school spirit, 
etc., etc." 

Ben Wasilewski takes the other 
stand. "I agree very definitely," 
he said, "that some of the school 
spirit has been lost by allowing the 
freshmen to go without dinks. 1 
have trouble telling the "frosh" 
from upper classmen." 

Sidney (She's a she) Garvarich 
said, "I think that college would 
mean much more if they'd at least 
have us wear dinks for the first 
semester. I don't believe in hazing, 
though, and G. I.'s shouldn't have 
to follow the rules if they don't 
want to." 

From Mary Louise Horst comes 
this comment: "Yes, after all, 
freshmen should show respect to 
the upper classmen. As it is we hold 
the doors open and they walk in." 

This from Bob McCoy: "Frosh" 
rules should be eased up for the 
G. I.'s because it appears childish 
to them after leading an adult life 
while in the service. Besides school 
spirit comes automatically from 
participation in school activities. 

Hank Schmalzer agrees with the 
article, "The Vanishing Dutchman." 
"School spirit," he said, "has van 
ished with the letting down of the 
rules. I feel that the G. I. coming 
back to the campus wants to go 
through the paces just like every 
one else." 

Charlie Miller agrees with Hank 
on that. 

Eddie Beck had an interesting 
statement. "Perhaps freshman rules 
are fun," he said, "for the high 
school graduate who expects a little 
nonsense with his college work, but 
the ex-G. I. who is anxious to con- 
centrate on his studies is not inter 
ested in such horseplay." 

"I do wish they'd bring them 
back," said Sara Zellers, "They've 
got it soft compared to what we 
went through. This is a college, and 
all colleges have their rules so why 
should we be different." 

Ralph Moody is one of the con 
servatives we talked to. "Frosh 
rules should not be completely done 
away with because they are a part 
of college life," he said. "The G. I.'s 
want to be entirely free of rules 
The upper classmen want to re 
tain all rules. Why not keep a 
happy medium." 

Bill Brunner doesn't think the 

What's Cookin' Dcq 

Things are really moving in the 
labs, now. Everyone has finally 
found out when, where, and how 
his lab section will meet. The old 
familiar smells are once again 
abounding in all of the halls and 
corners of this grand, old building. 
Ah, one obtains a sense of indus- 
try and perseverance when he goes 
into the labs; a sense of industry 
which will help some student into 
a good position some day. Enough 
of this moralizing and down to 
business! ' 

Many people have asked to have 
a list of lab suggestions printed for 
the unfortunate studying the pure 
sciences for the first time. As a 
result, I have gotten together with 
my able assistants (Harriger, "Whiz- 
zer" White, and Bill Paup) in the — 
well that doesn't matter anyway. 
As a result of this conference, the 
following points were suggested: 

1. Follow directions explicitly! 
Reminds of Dick Owens making 
Hippuric acid (NH (C 7 H 5 0) . CH 2 . 
C0 2 H. He heated the reaction mix- 
ture a little bit too much. You may 
now see a spot on the organic 
chemistry lab ceiling. 

2. Review the section of the text- 
book dealing with the experiment. 
(White says it's amazing what you 
find when you open a book.) 

3. Strive for accuracy in meas- 

4. Make sure all the necessary 
data is collected. 

5. Be considerate of the other 

6. Strive to grasp the ideas invol- 
ved, by yourself. 


1. Become acquainted with your 

2. Spend a maximum amount of 
time studying the specimen; then 
draw it as you see it. 


1. Follow directions. 

2. Seek out the purpose of the 

3. Use clean glassware. 

4. Keep your notes accurate and 

Bill Moore suggests you learn to 
use a slipstick. Bill uses a slipstick 
and he's a champion. He also sug- 
gests you eat the breakfast of 
champions — Wheaties ! 

Ah yes, you have all been advised 
my job is complete; I can relax 
until the next deadline of copy. 
Next time there will be an article 
of particular interest to the de 
v o t e e s of Gewissenshaf tthiche 
Beutsch. Now I'll go back to Rip 
Kirby and the Congress of Service 

relaxation of the "law" detracts 
from college atmosphere. 

From Polly Stoner comes this 
honest opinion. "I do think," she 
said, "there's something missing 
due to the lack of traditional rules, 
but never having been subject to 
the old rules I wouldn't know 
whether the influence is good or 

Well, there it is. We seem to be 
just about where we started 
Have we succeeded in coming to a 
decision as to what should be done 
about freshman rules? Of course 
not. It was not our purpose. The 
powers that be, however, might 
glance at this column sometime 
and be guided somewhat by its in 
formation. We offer it for what it 
is worth. 

S. 0. P. 

By this time we trust everyone 
on the campus is acquainted with 
the term S. O. P., and the reason 
for its appearance in the La Vie. 
Since the last issue a wealth of 
news material has been received 
by your Veterans' Editor. So with- 
out any further remarks — here 

The Legionnaires held another 
meeting on the 8th of October. The 
membership drive is going over the 
top, so if you have not joined as 
yet, sign up now for this organiza- 
tion is going places and will be very 
active on the campus this year. It 
needs and should have the support 
of every veteran in the school. 

— o — 

To you who were draftees here is 
a pat on the back for it is related 
that 66% of the men who won 
the war were draftees. While on 
the subject of draftees this is an 
interesting definition which appears 
in the Medical Dictionary— "IN- 
DUCTION: Electrical influence ex- 
erted by neighboring bodies." 

— o — 

The WD announced its Military 
Training Plan just recently and 
hopes it will be approved by Con- 
gress. If so, it will be the basis of 
the WD plan for Universal Mili- 
tary training for all physically and 
mentally fit young men of the na- 
tion between the ages of 17 and 
20, to include six months of inten- 
sive military and technical special- 
ist training and an additional six 
months or equivalent in one of 
eight other categories. 

— o — 

This fall 76 colleges and 'univer- 
sities throughout the United States 
have instituted an Air ROTC Pro- 
gram with facilities available for an 
enrollment of 16,200 students. Penn- 
sylvania State College and Lehigh 
University are the Pennsylvania 
Colleges offering Air ROTC courses. 

— o — 

The American Council on Edu- 
cation has been engaged in a thor- 
ough investigation of the various 
education and training programs 
conducted by the Army during the 
war. It is believed that the studies 
carried on by this Council will re- 
sult in material benefit to Ameri- 
can education in general. Here 
we go back to army training aids. 

— o — 

The WD announced recently that 
it had approved the establishment 
of a permanent Corps of Military 
Police, paving the way for Con- 
gressional action to make the war- 
born corps a permanent, separate 
branch of the Regular Army. (This 
should not happen to a dog.) 

— o — 

Rumor has it that the Army has 
reduced its weekly meat supply 
from 15,000,000 pounds to 12,000,000 
pounds. Wonder where that 3,000,- 
000 pounds goes to now! 

— o — 

Xmas boxes for Army personnel 
overseas must be mailed during the 
period between October 15 and Nov- 
ember 15. For Navy, Marine Corps 
and Coast Guard members, who 
can receive parcels without request 
at any time of the year, no mailing 
dates have been set. Christmas 
gifts must not exceed 70 pounds 
in weight or 100 inches in length or 
girth combined. For Army person- 
nel no request is necessary, but 
packages should be clearly marked 
"Christmas parcel." 


"Some people are so low down 
that they'll have to take an air- 
plane to get to hell!"— Dr. Shenk, 
Quoting Billy Sunday. 

The Latest Alumni: 

'46 Reporting 

You too have probably been miss- 
ing some of the old familiar faces 
on campus and wondering just 
where in "the big cruel world", 
which they often jokingly called it, 
they have found their places. 

After a bit of investigation we 
are able to report on the where- 
abouts of the following people of 
last year's senior class: 

Christine Mumma is teaching 
English and Library in Calvert 
County, Prince Frederick, N. J. 

Nancy Satazahn Hoff was mar- 
ried in June and is fulfilling the 
duties of housewife at 122 South 
Fourth Street, Lebanon. 

Edith Kreiser is teaching math 
and science in the public school 
in Woodbury, Pa. 

Erma Loy is teaching German 
in the public school in Ephrata, 

George Bickel is attending the 
Evangelical School of Theology, 
Reading, Pa. 

James Bachman is music super- 
visor in the public school in Hights- 
town, N. J. 

Mary Jane Wieland is teaching 
school in Derry Township, Hershey. 

Frances Workman is teaching 
English in Tower City, Pa. 

Richard Zentmeyer is a salesman 
for the Hershey Chocolate Corpor- 

Joe Kania is playing professional 
football with the "Newark Bomb- 
ers" of the American Professional 
Football Association. 

Eleanor Frezeman is the Music 
and Art supervisor at Camp Hill, 

Virginia Drumgold is teaching 
music and art in Duncannon, Pa. 

Gene Cohen is a medical student 
at Johns Hopkins University. 

Viola Shettle is teaching school 
in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Phyllis Snyder is teaching history 
in Shamokin High School. 

Mary Jean Strock is music super- 
visor in Lower Allen and Hampden 
Township Consolidated Schools. 

Alfred Stevens is doing time 
study work for the Underwood 
Typewriter Company. Beginning 
next semester, he will instruct box- 
ing and life-saving at the Saint 
Thomas Seminary, Hartford, Con- 

Sarah Stauffer is the music sup- 
ervisor in Mifflintown, Pa. 

Jean Thrush is assistant to the 
Director of Central Registration of 
the Y. W. C. A. in Newark, N. J. 

Kilroy Says ♦ . ♦ 

"Be Wise With the "Y's" Won* 
Student Relief Fund." 

Misters and Misses of the Leba. 
non Valley College Campus: Yon r 
potential insight and willingness t 
share your own good fortune w}^ 
those fellow students and profess 
ors, who are still obsessed by th e 
aftermath of war, will be, perhaps 
the greatest contribution toward 
the furtherance of mankind. 

World Student Relief was created 
in August, 1943 to coordinate plan s 
and policies of national fund rais- 
ing, and administering committees 
for the total world-wide program 
of student relief, rehabilitation, and 
reconstruction. It was established 
by the three great international 
student organizations that first 
united their emergency war student 
relief activities in Europe into the 
European Student Relief Fund 
namely: International Student Ser- 
vice, Pax Romana, and World's Stu- 
dent Christian Federation. 

World Student Relief is a non- 
governmental organization that 
works impartially without reference 
to race, nationality, religion, or 
politics, to meet human needs. With 
reference to its post war program 
of reconstruction, its basic prin- 
ciples are: impartial service to all 
students and professors in need, 
irrespective of race, religion, oi 
country; service with emphasis up 
on the intellectual, spiritual and 
ethical forces represented by World 
Student Relief and embodied in its 
consituent movements; rehabilita^ 
tion of university life in its full 
scope rather than relief only; coop- 
eration among student Solidarities; 
promotions of self-help and cooper 
ative efforts in addition to direct 
assistance; reliance upon ingenious 
leadership, and full cooperation 
with other agencies .... 

It is the concensus of public opin 
ion from coast to coast that Kilroy 
spelled backwards spells Yorlik 

Free Lancers: 

La Vie always welcomes any 
contributions from students. 
However our editorial policy re- 
quires that all such material 
bear the signature of the con- 
tributor. There is in the hands 
of the feature editor at the pres- 
ent a most amusing anecdote 
from an anonymous donor. # 
the author will kindly acknow- 
ledge it, we shall be very gla d 
to publish it, giving the write* 
a by-line. 

Ben Franklin Store 


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Green Blotter Club 
Selects New Members 

The Green Blotter Club held its initial 
meeting Wednesday, October g, to elect 
ne w members. 

At this meeting four fresbmen members 
were added to the club membership— 
filling the freshman class quota of two 
jnen and two women. Those chosen are: 
Barbara Christianson, Katberine Wersen, 
Russel Getz, and Frank Huff. 

Wedding Bells Will 
Soon Be Ringing 

Four students who have an- 
nounced engagements recently are 
Maryruth Stahl. to Mr. Harry W. 
Adams, Mr. Leon Reamer to Caro- 
lyn Thomas, Nancy Saurman to Mr. 
Edward D. Withers, and Helen L. 
Dickel to Rev. Alfred G. Sandrock. 

Maryruth is the daughter of Mr. 
an d Mrs. Robert S. Stahl, Tower 
City, Penna. She is a graduate of 
porter Twp. High School, and 
Thompson Business College. She is 
no w a member of the junior class 
at Lebanon Valley College. 

Mr. Adams is the son of Mrs. Mil- 
ton Weaver, 87 N. 16th Street, Har- 
risburg, Penna., formerly of Tower 
City. He was graduated in the June 
class of '41 at Girard College, Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. He served in the U. S. 
Naval Medical Corps as Pharmacist 
Mate 2|c from February '43 to Feb- 
ruary '46 and is now attending the 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 
and Science. 

Miss Thomas is the daughter of 
Mr .and Mrs. O. D. Thomas, 4109 
Derry St., Harrisburg, Pa. She is a 
graduate of Swatara High School 
and a former student at Lebanon 
Valley College. She is now employ- 
ed at the Farm Bureau, Harrisburg, 

Mr. Reamer is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. John W. Reamer, 662 Market 
St., Lemoyne, Pa. He is a graduate 
of John Harris High School. He 
served as technician in a Radio 
and Radar Laboratory at Charles- 
ton, S. C, and is now a sophomore 
at Lebanon Valley College. 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Saurman, 
of Wyncote, Penna., announced the 
engagement of their daughter Nan- 
cy to Mr. Edward D. Withers, Jr., 
of Dallastown, Penna. 

Nancy is a senior chemistry ma- 
jor at Lebanon Valley College and 
a graduate of Philadelphia High 
School for Girls. 

Mr. Withers graduated from Leb- 
anon Valley College in '44 and from 
Dallastown High School. He served 
in the U. S. Naval Air Corps as Ra- 
dar technician. He is now attend- 
ing the University of Cincinnati. 

The engagement of Helen L. 
Dic kel, daughter of Mrs. John Dick- 
el > New Bloomfield, Penna., to Rev. 
^fred G. Sandrock, son of Mr. and 
^s. Conrad Sandrock, Hazleton, 
D. No. 1, was announced in July. 

Helen is a graduate of New 
Bloomfield High School and is now 
a senior in the Conservatory of 
^banon Valley College. 

*kv. Sandrock graduated from 
p°°d Junior College, Mississippi; 
Catawba College, North Carolina; 
^ Theological Seminary in Lan- 
j^ter, Penna. At present he is the 
jjinister of the Reformed charge in 
A ew Bloomfield, Duncannon, and 


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Mortimer, daughter to Glen- 

, dower— Mildred A. Neff 

Str — m " ulcu 
J-ress Quickly — Grace Laverty 


<lr a who attended some of the 
laJ^tic productions on campus 
the year wil1 n °t ice Quite a few of 
stap. Cas ^ wno have appeared on the 

Senate Plans For 
Action in Future 

"The Men's Senate is back again 
to its normal status, as a governing 
body," said "Rinso" Marquette in^ a 
recent interview. Mr. Marquette, 
the secretary of the afore-mention- 
ed organization, is confident that, 
after a long period of comparative 
inaction, the Senate is ready to 
take its place as a true student 
government body. As a whole there 
has been fine cooperation from the 
men in the dormitory in accepting 
the rules and regulations set up by 
the school administration. 

At present the Senate has no 
long term plan for the future, but 
there are a few affairs to come in 
the near future in which the Sen- 
ate will have a part. There will be, 
for instance, occasional jam ses- 
sions "for men only," and the Open 
House in the Men's Dorm sched- 
uled for Sunday, October 27, from 
2:30 to 5:00 P. M. The dorm will be 
open at this time for visitors to give 
(if they like) a white glove inspec- 

Societies Prepare For 
Coming Events 

Kalo and Delphian Literary Soci - 
eties called a joint meeting on the 
15th to make plans for their Coun- 
ty Fair which is to be held on Sat- 
urday the 19th. Entertainment will 
be offered in the form of dancing, 
games, and concessions. 

For skit night on Homecoming 
Weekend Delphian's presentation 
will be "Hearts." The cast includes 
Mary Louise Grube, Kathleen Gar- 
is, Dorothy Thomas, and Millie 

To top off its rushing reason, 
Delphian will also have a Hallow- 
e'en Tea on October 31st. Members 
of the committees are: 

Food — Nancy Wall, chairman; 
Mary E. Ceck, Mary C. Wolf, Norma 
Leid, and Martha Matter. Invita- 
tions — Nora Mae Goodman, chair- 
man; Loudelle Powell, Opal Shu- 
mate, Peggy Smith, and Helen 
Dickel. Decorations — Evelyn Stone- 
cipher, chairman; Virginia Stone - 
cipher, Irene Withers, Frances Bo- 
ger, Mary E. Budesheim, and Fay 
Kraut. Entertainment — Mary Jane 
Flinchbaugh and Millie Neff. Host- 
esses— Margretta Bailey, Betty Bri- 
ody, Elaine Frock, Ann Gilbert, 
Jean Hissner, Joanna Lawhead, and 
Carolyn Boedinghaus. 

2 Students Omitted from 
Dean's List Last Issue 

LA VIE desires to correct the omis- 
sion of two names from the clean's list 
as printed in the last issue. 

The persons omitted were Gladys 
Flinchbaugh, senior conservatory student 
and Grace Laverty, a junior conservatory 
student, nad Rhoda Zeigler, a junior 
college student, was omitted. 


Vets of L. V. C. 


Nov. 6—7:30 P. M. 

Membership Open for 
Non -Members 

# # $ « # 

Slips for Dance Will Be Handed 
Out in Chapel 

Nov. 29th 

Girls Have Band 
All to Themselves 

Revived after its war years qui- 
etus, the girls' band now boasts the 
following membership : 

Piccolo and Flute — Nancy Johns, 
Kathryn Wersen, Norma Leid, Mary 
Katherine Wolf, and Thelma Zim- 

Bass — Ella Shultz, Kathryn Al- 
bert, and Ruth Gerhart. 

Saxophones — Dorothy Strassbur- 
ger, Betty Myers, Ruth Peiffer, 
Mary Kathryn Frey, and Vera Boy- 

Cornet — Mildred Emerich, Betty 
Miller, Anita Wilhide, Janet Wea- 
ver, and Betty Ruth Jones. 

Baritone — Mary Louise Grube, 
Mary Louise Horst, and Florence 

Trombones — Jean Myers, Doris 
Strickler, Mary Ruth Stahl, Kath- 
ryn Noll, and Erma Murphy. 

Oboe — Constance Nestor. 

Bassoon — Arlene Schlosser. 

Clarinet — Mary Ellen Ceck, Helen 
Dickel, Evelyn Spitler, Pauline 
Stoner, Nelda Heindel, Evelyn Ha- 
becker, and Nancy Wall. 

Drums — Betty Jean Butt, Janet 
Grossglass, Mary O'Donnell, Joyce 
Baker, Mary Ellen Budesheim, and 
Annette Reed. 

Horns — Margaret Smith, Mary 
Jane Eckert, Ruth Light, Miriam 
Wehry, and Mary Lee Glover. 


Varsity Men Lay 
Down Welcome Mat 

Just in case a neon sign spelling 
L — C-L-U-B is not visible during 
Home -Coming Day, students are 
asked to remember that the L-Club 
practically runs Home-Coming 
from start to finish. 

For everyone's enjoyment they're 
placing at the disposal of the cam- 
pus one of the best bands in this 
section of the country. Bob Linde 
and his "Top Notches" from Read- 
ing, Penna., will give forth in the 
Annville High School Gym from 
8:30 to 11:30 P. M., for only $1.50 
per couple. Tickets may be pur- 
chased from L-members on cam- 

Along with the above, the L- 
members and wives will run all the 
refreshment concessions, sell 
Home-Coming Day programs for 
twenty-five cents, park automobiles 
for the football game, and of course 
they'll be in there playing the game 
itself — minus their wives. 

They have planned to make the 
day one of the most memorable 
events of the school year, and the 
L-Club will be mighty grateful for 
the support of everyone. 

Glee Club 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Second Contraltos — Kathryn Al- 
bert, Mary JoAnn Ashway, Vera 
Boyer, Irene Ebersole, Nancy Johns, 
Joyce Meadows, and Mildred Neff. 

First Tenors — Paul Broome, J. 
Earl Light, Kenneth Sampson, 
Frank Unger, and Harold Wild. 

Second Tenors — Kenneth Fidler, 
Paul Fisher, Clayton Hollinger, Jas. 
Yestadt, and Robert Zimmerman. 

First Basses — Asher Edelman, 
Robert Doyle, Joseph Dubs, Robert 
Marquette, and Gilbert Snyder. 

Second Basses — Ross Albert, Mar- 
vin Detambel, Russell Getz, and 
Frank Senger. 

Accompanist — Dorothy Kauff- 

In addition, Barbara Beittel, 
Wayne Mowrey, Harold Bucher, 
Richard Phillips, Carl Derr, and 
Richard Immler are considered reg- 
ular members of the Glee Club un- 
til their graduation in January, 

Recovering from the terrific battering 
they took at the hands of American 
International College last week, the Fly- 
ing Dutchmen will be out for their sec- 
ond victory of the season Saturday when 
they take the field against a highly- 
rated Youngstown College outfit. 

Still somewhat shaken up from the 
grueling stalemate with the New Eng- 
enders, the Dutchmen will not be at 
full strength for their first home tilt in 
years, but should give a good account 
of themselves, nevertheless, since husky 
Bill Keeler, 175-pound first string guard 
who was injured in the Moravian tussle, 
and brawny Marvin Jones, second-string 
halfback, who has been sidelined with 
an ankle injury, will be able to see action 
once more. 

Keeler, however, may have some diffi- 
culty regaining his starting berth for 
Harry Zimmerman, a rugged 165-pounder 
seemingly devoid of the finer sentiments, 
lias been doing a splendid job at his 
guard post. 

Zimmerman, a fanatical "scrapper", al- 
though built somewhat along midget lines 
considering his meager 5 feet, 7 inches, 
has really shown plenty of stuff lately. 
Fast, alert, a fine play analyzer, and 
a savage tackier, he will give Keeler 
some keen competition before giving up 
his position although Keeler is far from 
being out of the picture. 

Keeler is not the only one who will 
have to fight for his post, though, for 
the Valley has quite a few boys on : ts 
squad list who are a good match for some 
of the starters and stand a chance of 
finally breaking into the line-up. 

For one, keep your eyes on big Jim 
(Ace) Parker, a 200-pound freshman, 
who is just about as fine a tackle as they 
come. Aggressive and powerful, Parker 
certainly deserves a better break than 
he has been getting. Steve Crowell is 
another lad with potentialities although 
his pivot position; unfortunately, brings 
him up against big, bad Ben Wasilewski, 
one of the best centers in the state. Cro- 
well, however, is an adequate replace- 
men for Ben for he carries his 188 pounds 
with ease and "savvy" . . . Herb Ecken- 
roth, a speedy 155-pounder and a former 
Hummelstown High School star, is an- 
other lad to watch. He has all the ear- 
marks of a good back. At present his 

plunging ability is going to waste . . give 
him the right break and he should pro- 
duce some explosive results. 

That Dickinson battle should go down 
in Valley history as a complete"washout". 
Rain everywhere. It was a veritable de- 
luge. "Battlin' Ben" Wasilewski was a 
real hero as he made about sixty per- 
cent of the tackles from his line-backing 
slot ... a correction : It was Rinso Mar- 
quette and not Hen Dijohnson who was 
tackled back of his own goal line to give 
the Red Devils their all-important two 
points . . . tiny scat back Francis Nootl- 
an, 127-pound wonder, stole the spotlight 
for Dickinson. He really gave the Dutch- 
men one bad headache trying to keep 
tabs on him. The "mitey mite" was all 
over the field and played a whale of a 
game for the Red Devils. 

And speaking of trouble — Will Morav- 
ian ever forgive Rinso for his brilliant 
performance that night? Marquette had 
a number of sparkling runs, one of them 
a 55-yard jaunt that ended in disaster 
when he fumbled on the 8-yard line. 
Moravian recovering. Rinso made up 
for that, though, with his flashy 58-yard 
sprint to paydirt in the final period. 

Getting back to Dickinson. Bobby Hess 
deserves more than a pat on the back for 
his brief but sterling play. His punting 
was sensational considering the downpour 
while his broken-field sprinting was 
nothing short of miraculous. 

Meet the champion strong man on 
campus ! He is none other than Marvin 
Jones. Jonsie sent Dr. Bailey's little in- 
strument for measuring one's hand sky- 
rocketing up to a dazzling 195 ... in- 
cidentally it can only register 220. 

Football is rapidly becoming the major 
activity on campus with the boys snatch- 
ing time between classes to participate. 
In fact it is rumored that some of the 
more enlightened ones have cut classes 
to indulge in their fancy. 

Charlie Pomraning, Red Sherman, Bill 
Hoefling, Bob Howard, Bob Beck, Sam 
Rutherford, Jack Gaul, Whizzer White, 
Jerry McKenna, and Al Delduco are but 
a few of the lads who are giving their 
all to this invigorating pastime. The 
game will soon become an institution at 
the college. Ee gad, man ! You look so 
pasty-faced ! 



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Dutchmen Will Meet 
Youngstown Saturday 

Homecoming Clash First Home Game 
Played by the Valley in Several Seasons 

SPORTRAITS Blue and White Gains 0-0 Tie 

With American International 

Still nursing the wounds received 
in the American International Col- 
lege battle last week, Lebanon Val- 
ley's Flying Dutchmen will tangle 
with a powerful Youngstown Col- 
lege eleven, from Ohio, this Satur- 
day afternoon in the first home 
game for the Blue and White since 
the fall of '42. The game is slated 
as part of the special Homecoming 
Day program for the "old grads." 

Although nothing definite is 
known about the Youngstown team, 
it is reported to be loaded with 
power and plenty of fireworks. 
However, if the Dutchmen can get 
their offense working, which they 
were unable to do in last week's 
tussle, the Valley will stand a fine 
chance of copping the tilt, for de- 
fensively there is little left to be 

One of the big factors in last Sat- 
urday's contest which had a very 
wearing effect on the Blue and 
White charges, was the constant 
substitutions by American Interna- 
tional. The college used three com - 
plete teams, trotting them in when- 
ever one of the units bogged down 
and apparently L. V. was unable to 
reply in kind although the reserves 
are adequate. George Roman, 167- 
pounder from New Jersey, who 
started the game in place of Marsh 
Gemberling, turned in an outstand- 
ing performance and may be a like- 
ly starter this week. 

The probable starting line-up for 
the Valley is as follows: Nebb and 
either Roman or Gemberling at 
ends; Schmalzer and Mateyak at 
tackles; Reider and Zimmerman or 
Keeler at guards; Wasilewski at 
center; and Di Johnson, Bowman, 
Marquette, and either Hess or 
Gamber in the backfield. There is, 
however, a possibility that Bob Ear - 
ly may get a starting berth some- 
where in the backfield for his fine 
performance in the American In- 
ternational contest. He really play- 
ed a sterling game that night. 

Girls' Hockev Team 
Faces Tough Schedule 

With nine of last year's honor squad 
members reporting for practice, the pros- 
pects for the 1946 inter-collegiate hockey 
team look very promising. The schedule 
of games to be played this year is one 
of the largest since hockey has been 
introduced at Lebanon Valley. 

For the Homecoming Day the girls will 
have their competition as well as the 
boys. The first hockey game of the sea- 
son will be played by freshmen and soph- 
omores against the juniors and seniors at 
10:30 A. M. on Saturday, October 26. 
All students interested in helping their 
classes win are asked to sign in South 

The nine returning honor squad play- 
ers are: Jean Bedger, Gush Goodman, 
Irene Ebersole, Marty Ross, Es Engle, 
Ed Withers, Flo Barnhart. Ella Shultz, 
and Jan Weaver. Others who have re- 
ported for practice are: La Faune Shu- 
man, Doris Thomas, Jo Kessler, Frances 
Boger. Erma Gainor, Es Bell, Lillian 
Keller, Ruth Light, Phyllis Miller, Betty 
Shier, Ruth Kramer, Lois Shank, Marian 
Schwalm, Margaret Fake, Betsy Myers, 
Helen Hartz, and Lorraine Spangler. 

The schedule for the 1946 hockey sea- 
son is as follows: 

Nov. 5 — Millersville, away 
' Nov. 7 — Susquehanna, away 
Nov. 9 — Susquehanna, home 
Nov. 12 — Millersville, home 
Nov. 15 — Shippensburg, away 
Nov. 23 — Shippensburg, home 

Sports In Shorts 

With the coming of fall weather 
we find the girls' field hockey 
starting off with the proverbial 
bang under the able leadership of 
Miss Haag. In an interview with 
the new physical education teachei 
she gave the following prediction: 
"With a six-game schedule be- 
ginning November 5, I am predict- 
ing a three and three basis of 'win 
three, lose three' for the first year. 
My prediction is based upon three 
reasons. First, I feel that those 
girls with ability and interest in 
hockey should be given advanced 
techniques in hockey and receive 
recognition as members of a var- 
sity hockey squad. In the years lo 
come L.V.C. will have teams play- 
ing 'good' hockey. This type of 
game requires each team member 
to recognize her importance at ev- 
ery play of the ball and to use her 
ability to its fullest advantage. At 
the same time Intramural Hockey 
will continue with its own schedule 
drawing the girl who wishes to ap- 
ply her basic skills of hockey, 
learned in her physical education 
class, as a team member. 

Secondly, girls' four and five 
o'clock classes have meant that at 
none of the practices since Septem- 
ber has the entire hockey squad 
been together for one practice. 

Thirdly, the colleges scheduled— 
Millersville, Shippensburg, Susque- 
hanna — have excellent teams with 
scheduled practices for all team 

Those girls who are playing 
hockey for their last, year include 
that "never - let - them - through" 
goalie, "Gushie" Goodman. "Gush" 
has been playing hockey with L.V. 
ever since her freshman year. She 
started in the position of halfback 

A **• J> 

Feesermen Down Moravian In Opener; 
Lose to Dickinson by Two Points 

The Flying Dutchman from L. V. eleven which would not be counted 

C. and The Aces of American Inter- out of the game until the last min- 

national College fought to a stand- ute of play. A small crowd was 

still last Saturday night at Spring- present at the game, which was 

field, Mass. Perfect weather pre- played at Carlisle. Heavy rains, 

vailed for the game which was at- which started during the interval 

tended by 4,000 fans. Neither team between the halves, turned the 

could push across a score during ^ game into more of a swimming 

the evening and the game ended in match than a football game, 

a scoreless deadlock. Dickinson won the toss and elect- 
It was a great moral victory for ed to kick-off. Gamber made the 

Ben Alex Wasilewski 

Leading the fighting grid-iron 
stalwarts of "Flying Dutchmen" 
this year is the big and rugged 6 
foot, 1 inch, 198 pound Ben Alex 

Ben, as he prefers to be called, 
is 25, a very likable and friendly 
fellow, who hails from Shenan- 
doah, Penna., and is a graduate of 
Shenandoah High School. He ex- 
celled in sports in high school, 
playing center on the football and 
basketball teams. 

Upon leaving high school, Ben 
first entered Catholic University, of 
Washington, D. C, in 1940. The 
following year, to the good fortune 
of Lebanon Valley College, he 
transferred here, and spent two 
sports-packed years before leaving 
for service with the Army Air Forc- 
es in the spring of 1943. Being a 
full fledged athlete, Ben's time was 
completely accounted for by his 
sports activities and his studies. He 
was the "C" man for the Dutch- 
men, manning the center positions 
in football and basketball and don- 

invading Dutchmen as they held 
their downs within scoring distance 
several times during the evening. 
Completely outmanned by a team 
that was able to substitute a full 
team at a time, the boys from LVC 
proved once again that they are a 

return, but the Duchmen were set 
back to their own one on a clipping 
penalty. After being stopped on 
two running plays, LVC punted out. 
Dickinson returned the ball to the 
27 yard line of the Blue and White 
invaders. At this point the much 

great defensive team with the chips ; vaunted Dickinson aerial attack 
down. With one exception, the i went astray as Ben Wasilewski in- 

Dutchmen never made a serious 
threat to score. In the second pe- 
riod Roman blocked an Ace kick 
which Harry "Bottles" Zimmerman 
pounced on at the American Inter- 
national thirty yard line. This was 
the deepest that LVC could pene- 
trate into The Aces territory all ev- 

The same LVC line which held so 
magnificently the week before 
against Dickinson at Carlisle sur- 
passed its previous efforts when 
they held the hard-running Aces 
from Springfield for downs on the 
four yard line. Ben Wasilewski, 
Hank Schmalzer, and Reider proved 
themselves to be towers of strength 
on defense throughout the game. 
Wasilewski and Reider played the 
entire grueling sixty minutes of the 

In the second half Bobby Hess, 
who never knows when he is 
stopped, broke away on a touch- 
down run which was called back 
on a fast whistle. LVC never really 
got rolling at any time on the of- 

Completely outmanned and out- 
played, LVC was fortunate indeed 
to walk off the field with a tie. The 

ning mask and pads to catch for Dutchmen had to pull an Ironman 

the baseball team. 
Ben likes to recall a most embar- 

but when L.V. needed the services 

of a goalie, Gush was tried out and j rassing incident that happened to 
as the girls from the opposing 
teams can testify she is a very 

able one. 

During the war, with the absence 
of men on campus, it was left to| 
the girls to keep up the interest 
in sports. They did it very ably, 
too, having a winning squad in '45 
that was not to be equalled among 
the school in this vicinity. 

With the return of the men and 
football, there is very likely to be 
a lack of interest in girls' hockey. 

him in high school. He was playing 
center for the Northern All-Stars 
in 1939, opposing the Southern All- 
Stars in what is commonly called 
the Coal Region Classic, when sud- 
denly and without the slightest 
warning his pants split straight 
down the seam. A huddle was im- 
mediately formed about the cha- 
grined Ben while a new pair of 
pants was found so that he could 
continue playing. Finally, a pair 
was located, but it was several sizes 
too large. Ben remarked that he 

Let's not have this happen. Come had more trouble keeping his pants 
to the games and cheer! These up the remainder of the game than 
girls are part of L. V., too. he had with the opposing team. 

stunt in order to ward off the hosts 
of fresh subs that American Inter- 
natinal was able to send into the 
fray. The Valley had twenty-two 
players on hand, just two complete 
teams, while the Aces were able to 
substitute a fresh team at will. Ev- 
eryone connected with LVC can be 
justly proud of the creditable show- 
ing our boy put on so far from 
home against such a vastly superior 


The Dickinson Red Devils, rated 
a 19 point favorite by some Sports- 
casters, managed to eke out a very 
unimpressive 2 to victory over a 
stubborn underdog Lebanon Valley 

Left to Right — Front Row: Gemberling, Mateyak, Reider, Wasilewski, Keeler, Schmaltzer, Nebb; 
Second Row: Bowman, Gamber, DiJohnson, Marquette. 


The Flying Dutchmen from Leb- 
anon Valley, under their new coach. 
"Scoop" Feeser, rolled over Mora- 
vian College 26 to 6 at Bethlehem 
in their first game of the 1946 grid 
campaign before a large crowd of 
approximately 6,000 partisan Mora- 
vian fans. 

The faithful few LVC rooters 
who made the trip were rewarded 
with an excellent game that had its 
full quota of thrills and spectacular 
plays. Lebanon Valley drew first 
blood with Marquette heaving a 30 
yard pass to Gemberling who tooK 
the ball on the' 8 yard line and 
scampered over for the score. N° 
further scoring occurred in the first 
half, although Marquette broke 
loose on a beautiful 55 yard run $ 
the second quarter only to trip over 
one of his blockers on the Moravia' 1 
9 and lose possesion of the b al1, 
Herman Seigle sustained a brok en 
leg in the first half for Lebanon 
Valley, and his services were l° s " 
for an indefinite period. 

The Valley showed great prorfli^ 
despite their lack of experienced 
players. Marquette, the star of ^ 
game, had never played in comP e ' 
tition before, but proved himself t0 
be as much at home on the gJ" id ' 
iron as the basketball court. Fur 11 ' 
bles could have proved costly a 
several points in the game, bU 
alert recoveries prevented this. ^ 
Dutchmen gained 279 yard rush* 1 * 
while Moravian could only pick ™ 
56 yards. The teams each had sef 
en first downs, but the final sc" 1 * 
read, Lebanon Valley 26, Moravi aP 
6, and that is what they pay off ° p ' 

tercepted a Red Devil pass. Anoth- 
er penalty set the Dutchmen back 
on their own three yard line. On 
the second play following this La- 
cek broke through and brought 
Rinso Marquette down behind the 
LVC goal line for a safety. This 
safety accounted for the only score 
throughout the entire game. Penal- 
ties which kept the Blue and White 
boys bottled up all through the first 
quarter were mainly responsible for 
the safety which eventually won 
the game. 

Had the weather been more fa- 
vorable, the game, no doubt, would 
have been much different. Lebanon 
Valley showed flashes of impressive 
power plays on the ground, while 
the Red Devils with Rehor passing 
on a dry field would have had a 
much more potent attack. Two ev- 
enly matched elevens met and with 
a few breaks for either side it could 
easily have been a different story. 
It was a heartbreaker to lose and 
good win for Dickinson to add to 
its still unblemished record. 





No. 4 

Falstaff's Famous Wit 
Will Highlight "Henry IV" 

Famous Historical Play Mixes Comedy 
With Daring Adventure and Intrigue 

One of Shakespeare's greatest 
dramas will be the "piece de re- 
sistance" when the members of 
the Shakespeare class dish out a 
liberal helping of dramatics on 
Nov 25 and 26. The first part of 
Henry IV offers an audience a 
splendid and entertaining blend of 
humor, drama and history, in a 
colorful style and setting. It will 
bring, at different times to our 
stage, a tavern, castles and a bat- 
tlefield and a cast that includes 
some of Shakespeare's most bril- 
liant, and at the same time most 
human characters. 

The invention of Falstaff, played 
by Tom Shaak, the lovable, old, 'fat 
knight of the Henry plays, is gen- 
erally acclaimed among Shakes- 
peare's greatest character crea- 
tions, sharing that spotlight with 
Hamlet. He was a favorite of the 
Elizabethan theater-goers and his 
popularity has not diminished with 
the passing of time. Throughout 
the play to be presented, he fur- 
nishes a relieving lightness and 
wit, in contrast to the tension and 
excitement of the historical theme. 

As an appetizer for the things 
to come, the curtains will part for 

the first time on the Eastcheap 
tavern, the hangout of a band of 
thieves, rogues and rascals, the 
chief of which is Falstaff. We meet 
there Hal, the Prince of Wales and 
heir to the English crown, doing a 
bit of slumming in the company 
of Falstaff. Between drinks, Fal- 
staff finds time to lie like sixty 
and plan a little recreation in the 
form of a robbery with the Prince 
and Poins, another thorough ras- 

Meanwhile, back at the king's 
palace there is dirty work afoot, 
and Henry, a pretty shrewd old 
boy, knows it, too. Henry "Hotspur" 
Percy, his father, Northumberland, 
and his uncle Worcester are dis- 
satisfied with the way things are 
being run. The day of collective 
bargaining and arbitration not due 
for another 500 years, they decide 
to take the matter into their own 

Back again to Falstaff. The rob- 
bery has gone off all right, at least 
for some of the robbers. Unfor- 
tunately he was not one of them 
but what he missed in action and 
booty he lies about for the bene- 
( Continued on Page 5) 

Large Number of Alumni 
Return During Homecoming 

more highlight in the col- 
lege social life now remains to take 
its place in the annals of memory. 
Homecoming weekend, with all its 
tradition and excitement, while 
deviating slightly from the usual 
Pattern, was nevertheless very 
much enjoyed by the unusually 
Mge number of alumni. Things 
began with a bang on Friday 
ni ght when each organization on 
c ampus presented a humorous 
skit. Impetus was given to the ef- 
forts of the participants by the 
foci that prizes were awarded for 
th <? best skits. The Day Students, 
Presenting a musical program of 
Popular songs with original words, 
w °e first prize of fifteen dollars. 
s econd prize of ten dollars was 
awarded to Clio Society's skit for 
their version of a female counter- 
Part to a football team preparing 
0r a game. The mock wedding 
en acted by the W.A.A. won third 
Prize of five dollars. The whole 
ev ening Was enjoyed by the audi- 

f Sa turday morning at ten-thirty 
th UntS manv g' irls ' hockey fans at 
e field watching the seniors and 
^ruors play against the sopho- 
re s and freshmen. (For a write- 
in 2 the Same refer to the "Sports 
Si >orts" column.) 

forrf 6 footba11 £' ame Saturday af- 
old °° n Was a disappointment to 
an <i new L.V.C.'ers, but it could 

'Continued on Page 5) 

Hockey Squad Bows 
To Lock Haven 

Muddy Field Hinders 
Blue and White 

The Honor Squad began their 
1946 career on Tuesday, October 29. 
The entire group traveled to Lock 
Haven to meet the hockeyists of 
Lock Haven State Teachers' Col- 

In spite of a bitterly fought con- 
test by both teams, Lock Haven 
captured the laurels by defeating 
the Blue and White Dutch girls 4-0. 
A muddy field slowed down the 
game considerably. 

During the first half Lebanon 
Valley was the aggressor most of 
the time. However, they were un- 
able to score. Near the end of the 
period the Lock Haven center for- 
ward dribbled the ball down the 
field and scored the first point of 
the game. 

Lock Haven opened their coun- 
ter-attack in the second half. The 
result was the scoring of three 
more goals by the home teams. The 
final count was Lock Haven 4, Leb- 
anon Valley 0. 

The line-ups were: 
Lebanon Valley Lock Haven 

Shultz LW Manger 

Kramer LI Harnish 

Ross CF Porter 

Weaver RI Coates 

Slifer RW Nemns 

(Continued on Page 5) 

Y.W.C.A. Delegates 
Go to Conference 

Wonder of wonders — the "Y" 
cabinet has set aside the first Wed- 
nesday of each month for its regu- 
lar business meetings. The first of 
these meetings was held November 

Last week-end, November 1-3, the 
"Y" cabinet sent three delegates to 
the S. C. A. Conference at Cedar 
Crest College, Allentown. These 
representatives were Flo Barnhart, 
president of the "Y," Erma Gainor, 
and Ruth Billow. "Where Next — 
Christian Students?" was the sub- 
ject of the panel discussion held 
on November 1, of which Flo was a 
member. .David Gockley, director 
of religious activities on campus, 
was a speaker in the discussion of 
Program Emphases and Methods. 
He had as his subject "Christian 
Heritage." The theme for the whole 
of the conference was "Christian 
Leaders in a World Movement." 

Dr. and Firs. Lynch 
Attend Ceremonies 
At Bonebrake 

Many Activities on the 
Schedule of the President 

Dr. and Mrs. Lynch recently at- 
tended the seventy-fifth anniver- 
sary ceremonies of Bonebrake The- 
ological Seminary. 

Dr. Lynch was graduated from 
the seminary in 1921 and served as 
professor of homiletics and prac- 
tical theology there prior to his 
coming to Lebanon Valley in 1932. 

On Monday, October 28, Dr. 
Lynch delivered an address to the 
Lancaster City and County Minis- 
terium and also had a luncheon 
conference with President Distler 
of Franklin and Marshall College. 
On Sunday, November 3, he will de- 
liver an address in the First Evan- 
gelical Church in Williamsport in 
connection with the merging of the 
Evangelical and United Brethren 
Churches in Johnstown on Novem- 
ber 16. The one Church, with a 
membership of over seven thou- 
sand, will be known as the Evan- 
gelical United Brethren Church. 

Wig and Buckle 
Cast Announced 

The cast of "January Thaw," by 
William Roos, adapted from the 
novel by Bellamy Partridge, is as 

Herbert Gage Raymond Kline 

Marge Gage Betty Frank 

Sarah Gage Phyllis Miller 

Paula Gage Martha Miller 

Barbara Gage Elaine Frock 

George Husted . . . James Brulatour 

Mr. Loomis John Beddall 

Freida Arlene Blecker 

Jonathan Rockwood 

Clayton Hollinger 
Mathilda Rockwood . . Joyce Baker 

Uncle Walter Harold Zeigler 

Matt Rockwood . .Sam Rutherford 

Carson Paul Kauffman 

It will be produced by the Wig 
and Buckle Club, under the direc- 
tion of Prof. George Struble on De- 
cember 12 and 13. Committee will 
be announced in the next issue. 

Fathers Will Rule Campus 
On Saturday, November 9 

Mr, Raymond Frey Will Address Banquet 
That Climaxes Revival of Old Custom 

"Dads' Day" will again appear on 
the Lebanon Valley College cam- 
pus, Saturday, November 9th, after 
a lapse of several years, and will 
be under the auspices of the Young 
Men's Christian Association. The 
day promises to be a memorable 
one, being marked by a football 
game in the afternoon, and a ban- 
quet in the evening. 

The speaker for the banquet will 
be Mr. Raymond Frey, an alumnus 
of the Valley, remembered for his 
outstanding athletic prowess while 
a student and, more recently, for 
the inspiring manner in which he 
has overcome a service^ incurred 
disability. While serving as a lieu- 
tenant in the U. S. Army, Mr. Frey 
lost his sight in an accident during 
a demonstration of booby traps. He 
has since that time, through great 
personal courage and the same 
spirit with which he played ball, 
overcome his misfortune to such an 
extent that he is now one of the 
leading therapists in Lancaster 
County. A well known speaker, his 
talk will be very interesting and 
promises to be the highlight of the 

The object of "DAD'S DAY" is to 
give the fellows a chance to show 

their fathers what life around the 
campus is like. The dads will be 
able to meet their son's roommates 
and classmates, and get a general 
idea as to the life of the L. V. C. 

At 2:30 P. M., the fighting Flying 
Dutchmen will match brain and 
brawn against an aggressive Junia- 
ta eleven. The Valley will be at- 
tempting to keep up the record of 
never having lost a game to these 

Dad will see this game from a 
section reserved for fathers and 
sons, and at half time he will be 
entertained by the Lebanon Valley 

The evening will feature a ban- 
quet in the dining hall at 6 o'clock. 
It was originally planned to in- 
clude all Day and Dorm students, 
but overcrowded conditions have 
limited it to the Dorm students. 

It is the hope of the "Y" to make 
this the greatest "Dad's Day" in the 
college's history, and all dorm stu- 
dents are asked to cooperate to 
make it a day that can be looked 
back on for years to come, a day 
that will show dad the true spirit 
of Lebanon Valley. 

Issue of Church Magazine 
Dedicated to Lebanon Valley 

Vocational Interest 
Exam Due Soon 

Dean Castetter 
Announces Schedule 

, The following students have in- 
dicated that they plan to take the 
strong vocational interest examina- 
tion: R. N. Walters, Wm. Yingst, 
James Wert, R. J. Miller, E. C. Rice, 
Henry Miller, J. W. Layser, M. R. 
Zeigler, R. W. Moller, L. M. Cohen, 
C. Ruhl, Ralph Espenshade, J. W. 
Neyer, H. G, Hostetter, J. P. Hum- 
mel, F. I. Bachman, J. E. Bedger, 
H. M. Williams, Harold Yingst, P. J. 
Spangler, Harry E. Benedick, R. M. 
Root, Janet Weaver, Bob Baker, 
Dick Swartz, Bryce Oxenrider, Rob- 
ert Engle, P. E. Strickler, Glenn Fel- 
ty, R. F. Early. 

Those interested should be pres- 
ent for the examination to be given 
on the days and hours listed below. 
Monday, November 11: 1:00 P. M., 
2:00 P. M. or 3:00 P. M. Wednesday, 
November 12: 2:00 P. M., or 3:00 P. 
M. Thursday, November 14: 1:00 
P. M. or 2:00 P. M. 

Students unable to arrange to be 
at Philo Hall to take the examina- 
tion on any of these days should 
confer with A. B. Castetter for a 
separate examination. 

A fee of $1.25 for men and 75c 
for women, collectable at the exam- 
ination time, will be charged. These 
fees are to be used to defray ex- 
penses for machine scoring. 

The Religious Telescope, official 
weekly publication of the Church 
of the United Brethren in Christ, 
has dedicated the October 19, 1946, 
issue to Lebanon Valley College. A 
special section of this issue is de- 
voted to contributions from the 
leaders of our College Administra- 
tion. These current and retrospec- 
tive highlights of the growth and 
development of our alma mater are 
accompanied by pictures of our 
campus buildings and a picture of 
our president, Dr. Clyde A. Lynch. 

Dr. Lynch presented "A Greater 
College for a Greater Church." He 
relates the series of expansions the 
college innovated to accommodate 
the present post-war enrollment of 
700 — a record-breaking attendance 
and a far cry from the initial en- 
rollment of 49 in 1866. In addition 
to the physical growth, he notes 
the spiritual and financial growth 
of the college and he looks forward 
to a still greater expansion with 
the merging of the United Breth- 
ren and the Evangelical Churches. 

Dr. H. H. Shenk, of the depart- 
ment of history, submitted a "His- 
tory of Lebanon Valley College." 
The school was opened May 7, 1866 
— "established as an institution of 
learning, of high grade under the 
management and supervision of 
the church." Dr. Shenk related our 
succession of presidents and the 
advancements we have made under 
their leadership. 

Miss Mary E. Gillespie, Directress, 
(Continued on Page 5) 




Established 1925 

Vol. XXIII— No. 4 Thursday, November 7, 1946 

LA VIE COLLEGIENNE is published bi-weekly throughout the college 
year, except holiday vacations and examination periods, by the students 
of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. 

LA VIE is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Inter- 
collegiate Press. National advertising is secured through the National 
Advertising Service, Inc., College Publishers Representative, New York, 
N. Y. 

Theodore D. Keller 

Maryruth Stahl 


News Editor Alvin C. Berger, Jr. 

Sports Editor Ronald Baker 

Conservatory Editor Elinor Strauss 

Feature Editor Joanne Kessler 

Veteran's Editor John A. Fidler 

Exchange Editor Ruth Gearhart 

Advisers Drs. Struble, Wallace, and Rutledge 


Business Manager Melvyn Bowman 

Circulation Editor Carl Derr 

Adviser Dr. John F. Lotz 

Esther Bell, Dale P. Girton, Elaine Heilman, Jean Hudyma, Betty R. 
Jones, Martha Matter, Doris Newman, Richard Pye, Madalyn Quickel, 
John Shettel, Marycarol Salzman, Charles Tome, Frederick S. Tice, 
Donald Weiman, James E. Wert, Rhoda Ziegler, Thelma Zimmerman. 


Doris H. Clements, Manager; Ruth Billow, Theresa Dolan, Elaine Heil- 
man, Erma Murphy, Carolyn Boeddinghaus, Erma Gainor, Jean Hu- 
dyma, Lorraine Spangler, Ruth Gearhart, Barbara Kleinfelter. 

Charles A. McConnell Harry Himmelberger 

Jim Gregg 

Dad's Day 

AFTER a four year lapse it surely is good to bring out the "Welcome" 
mat for our DADS again. This is the day we have been anxiously 
anticipating for weeks, that of showing our DADS Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege inside and outside. 

A busy schedule awaits you, DADS ! Our coeds furnish the morning 
highlights— and sidelights — with a hockey game. The boys take over in 
the afternoon with a football game, L. V. C. vs. Juniata. And by this time 
we know your appetite will be in a ready condition for a banquet in the 
college dining hall. 

The stage has been set, so, take over, DADS, THIS IS YOUR DAY. 

Paul G. Fisher, President of Y. M. C. A. 

Circulation Sparks The Campus Is Talking About . . 

Weekly Meditation 

"And he said to them: 'Take 
heed, and beware of all covetous- 
ness; for a man's life does not con- 
sist in the abundance of his pos- 
sessions.' And he told them a par- 
able, saying, 'The land of a rich 
man brought forth plentifully; and 
he thought to himself, 'What shall 
I do, for I have nowhere to store 
my crops? And he said, T will do 
this: I will pull down my barns, 
and build larger ones; and there I 
will store all my grain and my 
goods. And I will say to my soul, 
Soul, you have ample goods laid up 
for many years; take your ease, eat, 
drink, be merry.' But God said to 
him, 'Fool! This night your soul is 
required of you; and the things you 
have prepared, whose will they be? 
So is he who lays up treasure for 
himself, and is not rich toward 
God.' " — Luke 12 : 15-21. Revised 
Standard Version. 

"Take heed, and beware of all 
covetousness; for a man's life does 
not consist in the abundance of his 

How many of us could take a les- 
son from that? I think that when 
Christ uttered these great words he 
was referring to the accumulation 
of any sort of possessions that had 
no other end than to serve the one 
who received them. And how many 
of us spend many anxious hours 
today in seeing how much we can 

lay up for ourselves not only in ap- 
parent material possessions, but in 
building up a reputation in the eyes 
of our comrades or in "apple pol- 
ishing" our superiors merely to fur- 
ther our own short-viewed inter- 
ests. Not that I am criticizing a 
healthy, hearty spirit of rivalry 
founded in good fellowship; but 
that I am deploring this spirit get- 
ting overly serious and carrying its 
participants unwittingly but head- 
long into a jealous and covetous at- 
titude. Ambition may be a powerful 
instrument for stirring an individ- 
ual to greater heights of glory, but 
when it runs away with its blinded 
victim he becomes no more than a 
"Napoleonic little pipsqueak." 

Perhaps we would also do well to 
stop and examine what Goeffrey 
Chaucer has to say on this subject. 
There follows Henry Van Dyke's 
modern version of the first stanza 
of Chaucer's "Ballade of Good 

"Flee from the crowd and dwell 
with truthfulness: 
Suffice thee with thy goods, tho' 
they be small: 
To hoard brings hate, to climb 
brings giddiness; 
The crowd has envy, and success 

blinds all; 
Desire no more than to thy lot 
may fall; 
Work well thyself to counsel others 

And Truth shall make thee free, 
there is no fear!" 

Dear Editor, 

We have been proud of the thir- 
ty-six band members chosen by 
Prof. Rutledge to represent L. V. C. 
at its recent football games. We 
admire the originality of their ma- 
neuvering and the military precis- 
ion with which they perform their 
drills. Surely a band like this de- 
serves more of the drum majorette 
talent displayed by the latest addi- 
tion to the squad — that tall blonde 
sophomore. We'd like to see them 
all strut. That's the kind of twirl- 
ing and stepping we like to see in 
front of a marching band. How 
'bout that, Prof? — let's get that zip 
with more coordination and coop- 
eration up front! 

— From The Bleachers. 

Dear Editor, 

I notice that the government's 
de -control program has apparently 
made itself felt at L. V. C. And 
somehow, I have a faint suspicion 
that a sizable number of loyal al- 
umni realize it too. The acquisition 
of this knowledge was part of the 
"Welcome Home" program of 
Homecoming Day. Of course, there 
were a few minor expenses, such as 
$1.20 to see the football game. But 
then wisdom is priceless. And a 
good many of the alumni are cer- 
tainly a great deal wiser. 

For those of you who missed it, 
Saturday was Bargain Day out at 
the Maple Street Stadium. For the 
small price of only $1.20, one could 
come and behold. Or if one chose 
to bring his lunch he might even 
have been able to sit on the 25 yard 
line, that is, if there wasn't a car 
parked on it. Seats on the fifty 
yard line were at a premium since 
there were none on the home side. 
But a seat anywhere should have 
been worth at least $1.20, shouldn't 
it? Where else could one get a seat 
on the 25 yard line at that price, 
Moravian or Dickinson? Granted, 
but they were only cheap seats. 

I would like to extend my sym- 
pathy to those unfortunate grads 
who had to take their money's 
worth on their feet, to those who 
could scarcely see the yard mark- 
ers, (I couldn't either), to those 
who found that the crowd around 
the refreshment stand or on their 
way there was not transparent, 
and also to those poor souls who 
have paid their. $25 activity fee for 
the past four years, during which 
time there were no activities worth 
mentioning, and then returned to 
find the good old dollar sign out 
to welcome them. 

To the Athletic Council or whom- 
ever was responsible for this superb 
bit of business: Congratulations. It 
was a magnificent gesture of wel- 
come to the alumni, team support- 
ers and to college football itself 
which makes its return after sever- 
al years' absence. 

Temporarily out of flowers, I re- 

One who would not have "come 
home" had I been an old grad. I 
couldn't have afforded it." 

P. S. — If anyone was interested in 
cheap goods instead of quality he 
could have gotten a reserved seat 
at Dickinson for a dollar. 

"To Whom It May Concern" 

If food had been used for a topic 
about five years ago in LA VIE you 
would have thought that the staff 
must have run short on subject 
material and feeling rather desper- 
ate, resorted to food for a college 
paper subject. Well, I have a feel- 
ing that what I have to say about 
food in this article will not bore 
you. It is, as you are aware of, a 
much discussed subject on campus. 

Instead of elaborating on the 
subject — let's look at the facts and 


"Low Man on a Totem Pole" . . . We knew right away when we sa\^ 
the feathers all over the campus that Sam Rutherford lost the 
pillow fight versus his roommate Bob Howard. . . . Dick Molar and 
Charlie Gaul seem to race each other to a secluded spot in South 
Hall; Charlie seems to be winning. . . . Doris Eckert's and Jean 
Kostenbauder's room looked like the bombing of Berlin when the 
plaster fell off the ceiling. Could it be true that this mishap oc- 
curred when the girl upstairs rolled out of bed? 

"This Side of Innocence" . . . Who was the girl who blundere 

you-know-what in the Men's Dorm during Open House? It could 
be that the warning on the door was misleading to Lois Shank. 
. . . We're wondering about Peg Smith's L-Club dance date; please 
enlighten us, Peg. . . . Note to Bob Baker: Please explain the sign 
on your door. . . . Did any of you catty students see "Red" Hol- 
linger and Mary Jane Eckert siting in the Pennway with an infant? 
What are you keeping from us "Red"? 

"The Egg and I" . . . That explosion on Crincoli's chicken farm was the 
result of feeding "lay or bust" mash to the roosters. 

"Magnificent Obsession" . . . Charlie Tome has been in a daze for .sev- 
eral weeks. Does Sidney Garverich have that much of an effect 
on you, Charlie? . . . Ella Shultz's favorite football hero is George 
Roman. . . . Gerry Rothermel seems to go for redheads. . . . Pete" 
Lawhead finally gave us a look at her third finger, left hand man 
and we agree that he's mighty sharp. . . . Pastyface Britton 'is 
always with Faye Krout these days. 

"Valley of Decision" . . . We can't decide, does Hattie Cook go with 
Jim Bowman or doesn't she? . . . Bill Paup finally broke down and 
decided to clean up his room for Open House. 

"Main Street" ... It was good to see the Cousler-Drumgold team on 
campus again. . . . We noticed Betty Jean Slifer and Nick Borota 
at the L-Club dance. Also Red Awkerman — and it was Lebanon 
this time. 

"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" . . . Seems a little late in the season for 
Huff to have a sunburned nose, but what else could it be? Hmmm? 
. . . Just call Annette Read "Daisy Mae." She seems to "lose" her 
shoes quite frequently and has taken to barefooting it. 

"The Green Years" . . . That was some birthday party of Nelda Hin- 
dell's; she's eighteen and Charlie phoned for the event. ... It 
was good to see Julia Myerley back on campus especially with Dick 
Zerbe. . . . That was some party held by Jean Hudyma for Pearl 
Miller to celebrate the passing of her years. Hie! 

"Rhubarb" . . . We'd like to ask Bob Grover, how's that mess ferment- 
ing? . . . We advise Charlie Pomraning to have Dr. Bailey analyze 
that peculiar and persistent dream that he has. 

"The Year of Decision" . . . Can't anyone help Dick Bard to determine 
what he should label his biology drawings? It seems that no known 
tags are suitable. If he can't discover what's what, he'll soon decide 
he's in a physics class by mistake or was run over by a derrick. 


see what we have — and if we still 
honestly think, after reasoning this 
way that we have a perfect right to 
complain the way we do — O. K. 

Have you ever glanced to the 
right or left of you while you were 
sitting at a table in the dining hall 
and seen all of the untouched food 
on the plates which went back to 
the kitchen? Yes, I suppose you 
have, but didn't think too much 
about it, did you? Then, too, have 

and vitamins which make up for 
that which we miss by not having 
meat very often. Why complain 
about getting eggs for dinner when 
they supply the protein which we 
don't get because of the meat 
shortage? Maybe it doesn't always 
seem appropriate, but it is darn 
good for us and isn't that what re- 
ally counts, anyway? 

Let's end this all by deciding t° 
let what we don't want in the serv- 

you ever walked past the garbage j ng dishes so that it can be taken 
container in the dining hall kitch- 
en and seen all of that good food 
being wasted? Here was wasted 
food in a large quantity for you to 
see. Didn't that still make an im- 
pression? "What do you mean by 
saying — didn't it make an impres- 
sion?' 'you ask. Didn't you feel that 
wasting so much food was wrong? 

Yes, we're paying for the food, 
but is that really the point? Is that 

back and used again — not scraped 
off our plates into the garbage can 
where no one will ever get the ben- 
efit from it. 


But you yourself we value most 
To show you what we mean— 
We wrote these verses just 

The man we all esteem: 



'To the Head of the Family 

Throughout the years you've work- 
ed and planned 

To get us all we need, 
a good excuse to throw what we And then you added Qther things 

don't want away? We've heard so Qur wants you , d al heed , 
much about the homeless and the 
hungry in Europe during the war 
that these words no longer strike 
our senses deeply and most of the 
time they go in one ear and out the 
other. We're college students now. 
Let's look at all sides before we 
"blow our tops" and not complain 
merely for the sake of complaining. 
Didn't the very presence of that 
French student in chapel — who 
himself has known real hunger — 
bring hungry France close enough 
to make you want to eat the last 
bit of food on your plate that Tues- 
day and every day since then? Evi- 
dently not. 

Have we really sat down and re- 
alized that the food which we get 
here every day contains, whether 
we think so or not, food materials 

F — is for the foresight 

taught us 
A — is the ambition that we share 
T — is for your trust that never 


H— means that you'd lend a help^ 

E— is for your ever-strong endeav ' 
R— means the respect that 1° 

Put them all together 
A guide and counsel 
throughout the land. 

they spe" 




Campus X- Section 

Who can deny that there is a dis- 
tinctive lack of esprit de corps on 
t ke campus of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege? Who can deny that the cheer- 
ing at tne IootDau games has been 
little short of non-existent? With 
our usual inquisitive instincts the 
creators of the Campus X Section 
ha ve investigated the situation, in- 
quiring among the student body 
what reasons there may be for all 
too apparent lack of school spirit at 
the games. Here are some of the 
results of our survey which found 
an increased number of students 
unwilling to commit themselves. 
Can there be anything significant 
in this fact? 

perhaps the most interested of 
our contributions is Mike Kurilla 
w ho went to all the trouble of writ- 
ing down his views. He said, "The 
wa r has had a sobering influence 
on the majority of the student 
body, being lately removed from 
the great conflict. Such spontane- 
ous outburst of exuberance are not 
at present part of their make-up. 
When the veteran becomes better 
acclimated to college life, he will 
take a more active interest in the 
school functions and activities. I 
think it should be compulsory for 
upperclassmen as well as freshmen 
to know their songs and cheers. 

Alfred Delduco seconded this last 
point by saying, "It would be better 
if the upperclassmen knew the 
cheers too." 

Joe Dubs said, "It would help if 
the coach coached a better game." 

Arthur Bodden thinks that we'd 
have better results if students sat 
in a group instead of being scat- 
tered among strangers who don't 
know the cheers. 

Bill Paup is unhappy about the 
whole thing. "School spirit," he 
says, "fits the school— the way they 
treat the players and sponsor ath- 

Jack Gaul wasn't happy about it, 
either. He said, "Any team could do 
better if it knew the student body 
was behind it. We have good cheer- 
leaders, but the cheers could be im- 
proved. I also think many of the 
students don't know the cheers be- 
cause they don't come to the pep 

Betsy Myers complained, "No one 
around me yelled at the Youngs- 
town game. I felt as though I were 
sitting among corpses." 

Says Clifford Fields, "Our cheer- 
leaders do a good job, but they 
have no cooperation from the stu- 
dent body. The best unison cheer- 
ing I heard at the Youngstown 
game was that which the band was 
doing, i recommend special cheer- 
ing sections." 

This from Andy Renner, "The 
school spirit isn't too bad, but I do 
think the team could do much bet- 
ter if there was more pep shown by 
th e students." 

Sam Rutherford took our corre- 
spondent aside for quite a lengthy 
discourse. He says, "The fault 
jttight be traced back through the 
team to the coach. Lots of boys on 
fhe team don't have the best spirit 
be cause of two things: too much 
Partiality shown to Ex-Lebanon 
bidders, and because the team's 
a Pearance (uniforms) looks like 

Latest in Lit 

Are you in the know ? What is the lat- 
est in literature? To be a fully-rounded 
student you should keep up with these 
things. The purpose of this article is 
to make your job easier. Read ahead 
and discover some of what our library 
has to offer of the latest literary works. 
In the fictional field, does a well-written 
social study of a small town appeal to 
you? If so, try "Before the Sun Goes 
Down", by Elizabeth Howard. This book 
also presents good character portrayal 
for your enjoyment. Ilka Chase has 
done it again! This time she has taken 
a fictional autobiography, written it in 
her own inimitable style, included a lively 
narrative, and entitled it "I Love Miss 
Tillie Bean." The name of Daphne Du 
Maurier cannot help but be familiar to 
almost everyone. A new Du Miaurier 
book is an event in literary circles. Her 
latest contribution is "The King's Gen- 
eral". This best seller, written in a typ- 
ical modern style, is the story of the 
Puritan wars in England. The reading 
is easy and yet intensely interesting. 
Louise spencer's "Guerilla Wife" has 
a special interest for L. V. C. students. 
Mr. Rose, who figures prominently in this 
story, was a close friend of our Dr. 
Struble and some of you may remember 
his address to us in Chapel. 

Music students and those interested in 
music as a cultural necessity will be inter- 
ested in "Changing Forms in Modern 
Music" by Karl Eschman. Madeline Goss 
has written a biography, "Bolero, the Life 
of M. Ravel." "The Black Reader" by 
Haus David and "Madrical Singing" by 
Kennedy Scott are two eligible books 
about music. For a well told story of 
the development of musical instruments 
"From the Hunter's Bow" by Beatrice 
Edgerly is recommended. "The Un- 
ashamed Accompanist" by Gerald Moore 
completes the musical list. 

During the summer months the Phy- 
sical Hygiene department was broadened 
with several new editions. 

Scientifically speaking, "Rockets and 
Jets" by Herbert Zim presents some 
unique challenges. Of the story of Peni- 
cillan, John D. Ratcliff has written "Yel- 
low Magic". 

Now that you have some idea of the 
latest in the library, don't let this be 
enough. How about making a trip over 
there and finding out for yourself its 
many merits? I will be worth your 

S. 0. P. 

second class high school. 


Jherefore, if our team hasn't got 
he drive and spirit, how can the 
^dent body, who are also 
ashamed of the football equipment, 
glv e their all?" 
finally, we have the comment of 
*^ of the cheerleaders, Gerry 
°thermel, who says, "It's no fun to 
and before a crowd to lead cheers 
la u Very few Participate. That's 

of school spirit, I think." 
o ^eli, Gerry, we know that's lack 
school spirit. Our problem is to 

discover how to make it better. Per- 
haps it's as one of our reporters, 
Russel Getz, puts it, "At those mo- 
ments when our team did overcome 
the Youngstown superiority there 
was plenty of cheering. Is our stu- 
dent body to be classified with the 
fair-weather type? Why not give 
the boys the support when they 
need it?" 

Well, why not, indeed? Admit- 
ting that the school spirit is weak, 
let's do something about it. Let's 
remove any question as to our 
sportsmanship by putting forth a 
genuine noise-making cheering sec- 
tion at the next game. 

After the release of last week's 
LA VIE your Veterans' Editor ex- 
perienced the thrill that comes 
once in a lifetime. One of our cam- 
pus G. I.'s, after reading this col- 
umn, approached your editor of 
SOP and suggested that it would be 
a good idea to send questions in to 
this column and have them an- 
swered by your Veterans' Editor for 
the benefit of all concerned who 
may have the same question or 
questions to ask. This request I 
agreed to enthusiastically. So, fel- 
low veterans, if there are any ques- 
tions that you may have, drop them 
into LA VIE Suggestion Box, and 
your Veteran's Editor will do all in 
his humble power to answer them. 
Now for this week's mail bag. 

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The Veteran's Administration has 
asked again that all former G. I.'s 
be on the look-out for unscrupu- 
lous builders who would take ad- 
vantage of a veteran's inexperience 
when building a home for him un- 
der loans provided through the G.I. 

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The Army is in need of Psychia- 
tric Social Workers in the Postwar 
Army Medical Department which 
promises a brilliant career for those 
interested. Medical and Psychology 
students should be interested in 
this bit of information. 

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FORCE MEN — Membership in the 
Air Force Association, New Nation- 
al Organization for Air Force Vets, 
is open to all men and women who 
served in any branch of the Army 
Air Forces. Additional information 
may be obtained by writing to the 
Air Force Association, 1603 K St., 
N.W., Washington, D. C. 

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National Service Life Insurance 
Premiums formerly mailed to 
Washington or New York should be 
mailed, in V.A. remittance envel- 
opes, by residents in this area, to: 
Veterans Administration, Collec- 
tions Subdivision, Post Office Box 
7787, Philadelphia 1, Pennsylvania. 
If you have questions regarding 
your N.S.L.I. do not attach letters 
to remittances, but write to or visit 
your local V.A. office. Here are some 
questions and answers regarding N. 

Q. — Under the new law passed by 
Congress, can I obtain sick or acci- 
dent benefits through my N.S.L.I.? 

A. — No provisions are made for 
sick and accident insurance, but it 
is possible to obtain, at a small ex- 
tra premium, a disability income 
feature in your N.S.L.I. policy which 
will pay 5% monthly per $1,000 of 
insurance in case of total disibility. 

Q. — Can I use the bonds I get for 
my terminal leave to pay premiums 
on my G. I. Insurance? 

A. — Yes. An amount equal to the 
insurance premiums on U.S.L.I. or 
N.S.L.I. will be deducted from the 
face value of the bond plus inter- 
est, each month. 

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Remember, if you have any ques- 
tions drop them in the LA VIE Sug- 
gestion Box. 

Dean Represents 
L. V. C. At Opening 

Dean A. H. M. Stonecipher repre- 
sented Lebanon Valley College at 
the formal opening of the Harris- 
burg Area Center College at the 
William Penn High School on Tues- 
day evening, October 15. 

The Harrisburg Area Center Col- 
lege is one of a number of such in- 
stitutions established by the state 
to furnish education on the college 
level to those who could not gain 
admission to already existing col- 

Accompanying Dean Stonecipher 
and furnishing music for the pro- 
gram were Ross Albert, Ralph Dow- 
ney, Mary Jane Eckert, Dorothy 
Kauffman, and Reynolds Mar- 
quette. Mr. Albert sang "The Trum- 
peter", Mr. Downey and Mr. Mar- 
quette played a trumpet duet, "Va- 
riations of Rock of Ages", and Miss 
Eckert sang "The Valley of Laugh- 
ter." Miss Kauffman was the ac- 
companist for all numbers. 

Psychology Chib 
Elects New Officers 

Members of the Psychology Club 
met with their adviser, Dr. Bailey, 
on Monday evening, October 14, for 
the purpose of outlining a program 
of activities for the coming school 

Madalyn Quickel was re-elected 
President, with Warren Trumbo as 
Vice-President. Carolyn Boedding- 
haus and Vernon Fickes were cho- 
sen to serve in the capacities of 
Treasurer and Secretary respective- 

The president appointed a pro- 
gram committee consisting of Mr. 
and Mrs. Warren Trumbo, Jean 
Bedger and Martha Ross, who will 
also make arrangements for the 
admission of new members. 

Meetings will be held in the fu- 
ture at 7:00 P. M. on the first 
Thursday of each month in Del- 
phian Hall. Anyone, particularly 
Psychology majors, who is interest- 
ed in the activities of the Psychol- 
ogy Club is invited to contact Ma- 
dalyn Quickel. 

Always Welcome 
To You 

Be it a coke .... 

a sandwich 

or a full course dinner 






— The American Public 

"More and better service at the least cost is as 
much in the interests of stockholders and em- 
ployees as it is of the telephone users." 


— 467,750 of them 
"Well-paid employees with steady employment; 
with opportunities open to all for advancement; 
and with reasonable protection against contin- 
gencies of illness, accident, death and old age 
are as much to the benefit of telephone users 
and stockholders as to employees." 


— 684,940 Men and Women 
"A stable and fair return on the money invested 
in the business — sufficient to attract the new 
money needed to develop and expand facilities 
— is as good for the telephone users and em- 
ployees as it is for the stockholders." 

(Quoted from a statement by Walter S. Gifford, President, 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company.) 

The Bell Telephone Company 
of Pennsylvania 





This week we salute Betty Jean 
Butt, better known to all and sun- 
dry as simply "B. J." Her ability 
and talent have long been appreci- 
ated here on campus, and now she 
has received greater recognition by 
being selected as one of the ten 
seniors who will represent Lebanon 
Valley in "Who's Who Among Stu- 
dents in American Universities and 
Colleges." This is one of the high- 
est honors to which a college stu- 
dent can attain, and we may all be 
justly proud of her. 

Greatly interested in voice, her 
major, this amiable tyrant of the 
Jiggerboard, comes to us from East 
Berlin, Pa., where she sings in the 
Luthran Church Choir. She chose 
Lebanon Valley College because she 
considers it one of the best schools 
for music in this region. 

While most of us like to keep as 
far away from the Jiggerboard as 
possible, "B. J." does not seem to 
share our common aversion, for she 
has been a member since her fresh- 
man year and is now its president. 
During her first year on campus 
she was president of her class and 
the Red Cross; she served, too, on 
the YWCA Cabinet, was a member 
of the College Glee Club, the Sym- 
phony Orchestra, and played inter- 
collegiate basketball. The next three 
years she was engaged in much 
the same activities with the addi- 
tions of the College Band, Choral 
Speaking, and representative to the 
Student-Faculty Council. As a jun- 
ior, her time was occupied, in addi- 
tion, with work on the "Quittie" 
staff, and this year finds her again 
as busy as the proverbial bee. 

It's a toss-up whether her eyes 
are gray-green or hazel, but we do 
know that she has brown hair and 
stands 5 feet, 10V 4 inches tall. We 
might add that she has a ready 
smile for everyone. 

At present "B. J." is practice 
teaching vocal work in Hershey, 
and is doing instrumental teaching 
in Annville. Her plans for the fu- 
ture are not definite, but she would 
like to continue studying voice at 
Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, or 
at the Westminster Choir School at 
Princeton, New Jersey. 

With such an outstanding career 
of scholarship and participation in 
extra-curicular activities behind 
her, she is certain to be a success in 
the future. Best of luck to you, "B. 

Fashion Tips on 

Bare Look 

Tap . 

Strapless dress of peacock faille, 
shown above as pictured in the 
September issue of "Junior Bazaar," 
emphasizes the bare look for even- 

No, 'tis not a figment of imagina- 
tion, the lovely creature pictured 
above, but the gown she models so 
beautifully can truly be classed as 
a "dream." 

Subtle versions of this style were 
seen at many recent local functions 
— most particularly at the well-at- 
tended Homecoming Dance. Sever- 
al clever gals dressed "up" or 
"down" these ultra-smart new 
"bare-necked" dresses by adding 
long black gloves, chunky gold or 
silver bracelets and, in one mem- 

orable instance, vivid red reptile 

While black, in all conceivable 
fabrics, still predominates the Fall 
fashon scene, unusual and startling 
new colors occur frequently enough 
to offer a pleasing kaleidoscope to 
all interested eyes. 

Now, this affords a pleasant treat 
to one important "sense"; that of 
sight: but, equally worthy of men- 
tion in any discuss of fashion is 
the advent of delightful new odors, 
with equally enticing names:— 
"White Shoulders", "Indiscreet", 
"Jealousy", to name but a few — 
whew, just listen to those wolves 
howl! How about adding "Haunt- 
ing" to the list? Did some canny 
lass give it a try at the Hallowe'en 

It is most interesting to note the 
almost magical change which takes 
place in the familiar schoolroom 
personalities we associate with dur- 
ing the school week. Upon such oc- 
casions as teas, dances, or similar 
forms of social get-togethers— guys 
and gals alike emerge upon these 
festive scenes in ultra-attire. The 
men in handsome suits and stiff 
white shirts, the girls, minus their 
cocoons of sweaters and skirts, em- 
erging as gay butterflies in their 
brilliant attire. 

"Hi there, kids, wait for me — I 
don't want to miss that party!" 


As promised, this article is dedi- 
cated to all you prudent students 
studying scientific German. We 
shall now take up the study, and 
see if we can arrive at any solu- 
tions which will make your course 
a bit more simple. 

In the first place, learning scien- 
tific German is a bit like meeting 
a nice girl. First of all, one is a bit 
apprehensive; (disregarding ex- 
servicemen) when one is intro- 
duced. At this point a nodding 
acquaintance is established. The 
student nods at words such as eine, 
ist, aber, oder, and Wasserstoff. We 
feel we know the subject a lit- 
tle. So like this gal, we would like 
to become a little more friendly 
and in our efforts we meet words 
such as wir, du, Sie, sind, and ware. 
Now we are going fine and we de- 
cide to make a few advances and 
what do we meet? 

Prinzip der Kathodenrohre im 

Oh, just like a woman! Just when 
we are all set, she tells us she's 
married. What can we do? At this 
point the German student must ex- 
hibit a strong character; German 
shall not defeat me, I shall perse- 

Now that we have this simple 
phrase out ge-figured, let us more 
advanced German consider. I am 
reading a discussion on Luftgaz. 
Here is a sentence: Da frei von 
Kohlenoxyd, ist es ungiftig. The 
wheels turn and the solution has 
from my feeble mind out ge-pop- 
ped. Quote — Since Carbon monox- 
ide is absent, it is not poisonous. 
Simple — nicht wahr? 

My advice to German students 

1. "Ubung macht den Meister." 

2. Read in the "Lebanon Tagliche 
Zeitung" "Der Aldt Bauer Hut Ep- 
pes tsu Sawga." 

3. A good Worterbuch the best 
help is. 

Let us this phrase analyse. 

Prinzip — Seems as if I ran into 
that word before; kind of looks like 
principle, doesn't it? Well, I'll say 
principle softly, maybe I'll get away 
with it. Der— I know— genitive of 
die — means of. Let's see what we 
have — principle of— not bad, is it? 
Kathodenrohre — Oh, well, I didn't 
want to learn scientific German, 
anyway. No, I mustn't yield! Kath- 
oden — looks like cathode, but rohre 
— Let's see German-English die 
tionary — Here it is — tube — Oh, ca 
thode tube. I'm — oh, I know that 
— in dem — it means in the. Rund 
funkempfang— This is the end. 
Now let's analyze it— Rundfunk— 
rund is around (more or less) , funk 
is spark — empfang — to receive — you 
know that. "Round spark receive" 
— Now that's perfectly clear, isn't 
it? Yeah, like mud. Well, it means 
radio receiver. Hence our phrase 
reads: Principle of the cathode 
tube in the radio receiver. 

Ben Franklin Store 


If we don't have what you want, allow us to get it. 

Open Friday and Saturday nights - E. M. WOLFE, Prop. 


Stage Whispers 

By Miss Esther Shenk 

The Wig and Buckle Club and the 
Alumni Association presented two 
realistic and entertaining plays in 
Engle Hall on the evening of Home- 
coming Day, October 26. Jeanne d' 
Arc, by Myrtle McCormick Grimes, 
was directed by Miss Claire Schaef- 
fer; Moonset, by Helen M. Clark, 
was directed by Dr. George G. Stru- 

The one -act play, Jeanne d' Arc, 
presents an aspect of the half-leg- 
endary, half -historical Maid of Or- 
leans story left untouched by most 
playwrights. It is an intimate pic- 
ture of Jeanne's home life, of those 
who love her and have faith in her. 
In contrast to the attitude of mem- 
bers of her family, of Marie, the 
mother, and of Rone, the crippled 
son, the fear of Jeanne's contem- 
poraries is portrayed through peas- 
ant Granny. Marie and Rone, by 
reason of their love for Jeanne, 
have implicit faith in her zeal to 
save France from her enemy. Gran- 
ny, like most of her contemporar- 
ies, believes the girl is a witch. 
Through the entire play the faith 
of those who love Jeanne never 
wavers, and, in the end, after Jean- 
ne's appearance, when Rone throws 
away his crutches and walks about 
normally, that faith is justified. 

Nan Urich adequately, though 
youthfully, played the role of Marie, 
the mother. Robert Eigenbrode 
gave a convincing and consistently 
good performance in his character- 
ization of Rone, her son. Hazel V. 
Englehart as Saint Jeanne d' Arc 
was convincing both by reason of 
her simple expression of faith and 
her beauty. The part of Corette, 
a village girl, was given in an ac- 
ceptable manner by Betty June Sli- 
fer. Granny, a peasant, played by 
Mary Carol Salzman, and Lady 
Geraldine, played by Jean Hudyma, 
were less convincing and did little 
to aid the performance other than 
to provide continuity of dialogue. 

Perhaps because of our nearness 
to the events it is concerned with, 
because of its timeliness, the one- 
act play, Moonset, was played in a 
far more effective manner than was 
Jeanne d' Arc. The scene is North 
Africa. The time is World War II. 
A small group of soldiers, detached 
from their army, stands alert, fear- 
ful, waiting for help or for death. 
There is no water, no medicine to 
ease the pain of the wounded. 
There is no faith in the hearts 
of his companions to ease 
his dying. "What good is it for 
us to die here like this?" they ask 
themselves. And then the Stranger 
appears, a Stranger who at first is 
regarded with suspicion by the 
men, but who ultimately wins their 

Both the setting and the lighting 
aided the actors in giving a truly 
realistic performance of the play. 
Raymond Kline gave an excellent 
performance in his role of Captain 
Gregory. Ted Keller capably played 
the part of Peter. Harold Zeigler, 
as Neil, must be given special praise 
for his most convincing portrayal 
of the wounded, homesick boy. The 
part of Gillis, the colored soldier, 
was very realistically presented by 

Chemistry Club 
Is Reactivated 

Under the able direction of Dr. 
Andrew Bender, the Lebanon Val- 
ley Chemistry Club is in the proc- 
ess of reorganization. Miss Pearl 
Miller, senior Chem major, is pres- 
ident, and under her able direction 
the first meeting of the 1946-47 sea- 
son was held on Tuesday, October 
22, with Dr. Frederick R. Matson 
Ph.D., of the Armstrong Cork Co. 
of Lancaster, Pa., as speaker. His 
topic was, "Research in the Glass 
Industry." Mr. Matson is very well- 
versed in the ceramics industry. He 
received his bachelor's degree at the 
University of Illinois and his Doc- 
tor's degree at the University of 
Michigan. He spent several years 
with the U. S. Bureau of Standards 
in Washington, D. C, in Ceramic 
testing, and one year in the Middle 
East doing research on Ancient 

Miss Miller has announced that 
all students interested in chemistry 
are invited to all functions of the 
club, and if chemistry is your ma- 
jor, it is your duty to belong. 

Kilroy Says . ♦ . 

While wandering about the arch- 
way of the Men's Dorm a few weeks 
back, Kilroy noticed several inter- 
esting articles tacked ostentacious- 
ly to the Senate's bulletin board. 
These were publications of the sen- 
tences inflicted at a recent session. 

Judging by the sentences imposed 
upon our campus culprits and at 
the same time considering the pet- 
ty transgressions committed by said 
culprits, Kilroy believes that the 
Senate must be confronted with a 
profound shortage of serious busi- 
ness and has evidently found it 
necessary to resort to petty misde- 
meanors upon which to exercise its 

This situation is not new; in fact, 
it probably is as old as the school 
itself. However, in this new post- 
war era, which has brought an old- 
er, more mature student to the 
campus, the question has become 
more involved. In days of yore 
these executive methods served 
their purpose, but to the adult stu- 
dent, to whom obtaining an educa- 
tion is a serious business, such 
practices appear childish. 

It is generally agreed that a stu- 
dent tribunal is pertinent to a con- 
structively organized campus. But 
it is also agreed that this judiciary 
should at all times conduct itself in 
a manner comparable to that of 
civilian courts — With Malice toward 
none — With Charity for all. . . 

Donald Paine. All the characteris- 
tic fears of the racial group he por- 
trayed were evident in his charac- 
terization, and his accent was con- 
sistently well - sustained. Frank 
Huff, as Moffat, and James Brula- 
tour, as the Stranger, gave sple* 1 ' 
didly convincing portrayals of their 
roles. As a whole, the play was so 
realistically performed and in sud 1 
a polished manner that at its con- 
clusion one felt that he h a<J 
stepped, for just a short time, h* t0 
North Africa's battle front. 



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New Faces On Faculty Row 

As students of L. V. C. we are always interested in the new members that 
3 ppoar on our faculty. This year there has been an additional number added to 
t he staff. In order for the student body to know them better we are, therefore, 
introducing them to you alphabetically through the LA VIE. 


She has been in Pennsylvania for 
: the last three years, but is orignal- 
ly from Detroit, Michigan, where 
she attended Wayne University. 

Since the age of five she has been 
playing the piano. At thirteen she 
appeared with the Detroit Sym- 
phony Orchestra, which presented 
a Shumann Concert. Not only has 
she appeared in concerts, but she 
has appeared with leading artists 
in joint recitals — two of them being 
Tito Schipa, world famous pianist, 
and Nichola Moscona, now leading 
bass singer at the Metropolitan. 

While in college she was elected 
the outstanding music major and 
also held the position as Charter 
president in the Chapter Delta Om- 

After completing school, she com- 
peted for a full scholarship, which 
she won and held for two years. 

Last year she appeared with the 
Lehigh Symphony Orchestra. 

This past summer, she studied at 
Julliard Academy of Music. 

Mrs. M. Baxstresser feels that she 
is very fortunate in having finally 
gotten under the management of 
Associate Concert Bureau. Under 
their sponsoring, she appeared at 
Carnegie Hall on Sept. 21, 1946. 

On Jan. 7, 1947, she will appear 
with our college orchestra, which is 
directed by Professor Rutledge. At 
this time she will present the "Hun- 
garian Fantasy" by Liszt. 

When appearing professionally, 
Mrs. Baxstresser goes by her maid- 
en name, Margaret Barthel. 


The new school year of 1946-1947 
welcomes back to our campus the well- 
known figure of Dr. E. M. Balsbaugh, 
as Professor of Business Mathematics. 

While a student here at L. V. C, 
"Prof" was a varsity man in football, 
basketball and track, and upon gradua- 
tion, also played professional football for 
three years with the "Cooldale Maroons," 
a member of the Eastern League in the 
early 1900's. Having formerly officiated 
games on numerous occasions, he has 
continued to have a keen interest in the 
athletics of Lebanon Valley College. 

But his interests are not eonfined to 
the realm of athletics alone, for our 
versatile "Prof is also "poet laureate" 
of the faculty. When questioned on this 
point, he very modestly said, "Oh, when 
the spirit moves me, I dash off a little 
poetry," and then quickly added, with 
a twinkle in his eye. "And when some- 
thing provokes me, I can do even better !" 

Having been alumni secretary ever 
iince he became a member of the faculty, 
Dr. Balsbaugh is very active in local 
civic affairs, being a member of the 
Board of Commissioners of Annville 
Township. He is a member of the De- 
partment of Finances on this Board, 
which has .municipal control over Ann- 
ville Township. 

He usually attends the National Amer- 
ican College Alumni Council annually. 
This year the meeting will be held at the 
Seaview Country Club in Absecon, N. J. 

A fishing and golf enthusiast, it was 
ot ten said that "he went from practice 
teaching to practicing golf" until for- 
bidden to do so by his physician. 

Sometime when you're in a jam, I'll 
Wr »te some poet,ry for you to fill in the 


c °nservatory department has 
w e ii ng its members, this year, a 
st res accom Plished artist, Mrs. Bax- 
of p^"' n °w one of our professors 


William B. Castetter is a native of 
Shamokin, Penna. After completing high 
school in his hometown, he attended the 
University of New Mexico for five years 
thereupon receiving both his Bachelor's 
Degree and his Master's- Degree. He 
continued his stay in New Mexico and 
served in the capacity of principal in 
Melrose, a town in the eastern part of 
the state. After three years in New Mex- 
ico, he continued his graduate work at 
the University of Pennsylvania for one 
year, but was interrupted by the call to 

His army experience from 1941-45, 
was quite extensive. Being a captain in 
the 45th Infantry Division of the 3rd 
Army, he traveled through Africa, Sicily, 
Southern France, Germany, and Austria. 
His division took part in the fampus 
battles, of Anzio, Salerno, Cavalier Bay, 
and the Rhine. His specific work was in 
the cannon company of the division. 

On our campus he is now Dean of Men, 
teacher of Spanish, and Educational Sta- 
tistics. However, like every other pro- 
fessor, he als-o has a major interest 
which occupies a great deal of his time; 
that is a doctoral dissertation on the 
administration of bond issues in selective 
Pennsylvania school districts. 

Henry IV 

(Continued from Page 1) 
fit of the others. But, alas, 
the rebellion rears ilts ugly head 
even in the peace and quiet 
of the tavern. The Prince must put 
down the mug and take up the 
sword. In getting Falstaff a posi- 
tion in the army he gives him a 
chance to be of service to his king 
and the country which Falstaff 
promptly turns into an opportunity 
to be of service to Falstaff. 

Dawns the day of the battle. 
Then follows a series of diplomatic 
conferences, boasts, and duels. In 
the height of the battle Prince Hal 
meets Hotspur in personal combat 
and . . . 

Rehearsals have been going on 
for several weeks and the produc- 
tion bids fair to be a highlight in 
Lebanon Valley dramatic history. 
No one can afford to miss it. 

Church Magazine 

(Continued from Page 1) 
contributed a history: "The Con- 
servatory of Music." The college 
has maintained the Conservatory 
since 1881 — mainly for cultural 
purposes until 1930, when definite 
plans were laid for the Music Edu- 
cation degree. At that time thir- 
teen students were working for 
that degree and the third floor of 
Engle Hall was used as dormitory 
space. Miss Gillespie traces the pro- 
gress and development of the Con- 
servatory of Music to its present 
enrollment of 140 students and a 
faculty of thirteen members with 
Miss Gillespie serving as directress. 

Miss Helen E. Myers, librarian, 
submitted an article, "Historical 
Collections at Lebanon Valley." She 
related the acquirement of an en- 
tire collection of books showing the 
cultural backgrounds of this region 
and the diversified influences in the 
building of the culture that pre- 
dominates today. These include: 
The United Brethren Collection: 
church periodicals, hymn books, 
general conference reports; Leba- 
non Valley College memorabilia — 
papers, reports, programs, and pub- 
lications of our alumni, the Mont- 
gomery Memorial Room and the 
Hiram Shenk Collection. 

Rev. David W. Gockley, director 
of religious activities, presented 
"Christian Fellowship on the Cam- 
pus." He explains the improvement 
and expansion of the religious acti- 
vity program on the campus to 
show students how they may enter 
their local churches as Christian 
leaders and the addition of a new 
campus Christian activity — the 
World Student Service Fund drive. 
Through a regular chapel program, 
a Religious Emphasis Week pro- 
gram the first week of Lent and a 
student sponsored bi-weekly reli- 
gious service program. Rev. Gock- 
ley shows how ably we may follow 
the will of our fore -fathers— train- 
ing the mind with both spiritual 
and secular knowledge. 

Dean A. H. M. Stonecipher wrote 
an article entitled "Learning and 
Religion." He shows how a Chris- 
tian college can unite the learning 
of this -world with the wisdom 
which is from above, by imbuing 
in the minds of its students the 
ideal of service and concern for 
others— for this is the spirit of 

Hockey Squad 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Ebersole LH Lawros 

Bedger CH Hanka 

Schwalm RH Bongilio 

Withers LF Gardner 

Light RF King 

Goodman G Hardy 

Gainor substituted for Schwalm 
while Faust took over Manger's po- 
sition. Miss Smith and Miss Haag 


Although riddled with injuries, 
the Dutchmen appear to have 
found themselves at last — if Sat- 
urday's tussle with Mt. St. Mary's 
can be taken at its face value. That 
new backfield combination of Hess, 
Eckenroth, Early, and DiJohnson 
really looks like the genuine thing. 
Herb Eckenroth, Hummelstown's 
155-pound flash, especially looked 
like the spark that the Valley need- 
ed. He's a fine broken-field runner, 
a smart quarterback, alert, and a 
terrific passer! Bobby Hess also 
showed up very well and, although 
he failed to score, he turned in a 
stellar performance with numer- 
ous gains to his credit. 

Out of the lineup on Saturday, 
due to injuries, were big Ben Wasi- 
lewski and Harry Zimmerman. 
Zimmerman has a broken ankle, 
while Wasilewski is suffering from 
a knee injury. However, Ben should 
be back in action again this week. 
Walt Gage, a husky 165-pounder 
from New Jersey, took over the one 
guard post while Bill Keeler, newly 
recovered from a shoulder injury, 
was back in at his old stand at left 
guard. Steve Crowell has been do- 
ing a fine job filling in at Wasilew- 
ski's pivot slot and looks like a 
cinch for next year. 

— o — 

Coach Ralph Mease isn't losing 
any time. The first basketball prac- 
tice session was held on Tuesday. 
True — the four boys back from last 
season's fine club will not be able 
to practice until football is finished, 
but they should be in good physical 
condition when they do turn out. 

Besides Gemberling, Hess, Mar- 
quette, and Gamber, Coach Mease 
should have some other superb ma- 
terial to work with 'since Charlie 
Miller, one-time Valley star, and 
Hen DiJohnson, a former Lebanon 
Catholic star, will be strivirfg for 
berths, too. 

— — 

It is now becoming apparent to 
most of the fans that the Valley is 
loaded with material and that our 
reserves are more than adequate. 
In fact, there are still three or four 
boys on the squad who, if given a 

real chance, will surprise a great 
many people! Jim Parker, at tac- 
kle, is one, and Dick Eisenhour. Bill 
Paup, and Marvin Jones are three 
other lads that will click if give a 
the right opportunity. Eisenhour is 
a crack ball-handler, a good pass- 
er, and a clever quarterback; Paup, 
who packs 194 pounds on his bulky 
frame, is a powerhouse when he 
gets moving. He is, also, a fine pass 
receiver and an excellent punter; 
Jones is just about the most power- 
ful plunger on the team. A very 
hard runner, he is also a splendid 
passer and can whip a football 
around like most people do a base- 

— — 

The Dutchmen are really going 
to have their hands full this season 
in basketball, though, regardless of 
the turnout, for there are an im- 
posing 16 games carded on the 
schedule. Starting off with a pow- 
erful Gettysburg quintet on Decem- 
ber 11, the Blue and White will then 
have to tangle with Lafayette. Eli- 
zabethtown, Dickinson, and Frank- 
lin and Marshall, to mention a few 
of the tough ones! 


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not squelch the spirit of excite- 
ment which prevailed. 

The "L" Club dance of Saturc" 
night was well attended and c n- 
not help but be considered a $c - 

Open House in the Men's dorrv.- 
! tory on Sunday afternoon brou: .it 
the gala activities to an end. M; y 
improvements were noted by e 
visitors and the fellows are to be 
congratulated on the order of their 
rooms. With this the alumni e- 
turned to their respective hones 
confident that L. V. C. is keeping 
up with the changes which are 
occurring at all colleges. Another 
Homecoming weekend was com- 
pleted and because of the sue ;ss 
of the scheduled activities, the 
alumni will be looking forwar 
another year's program with an- 



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Sports In Shorts 

Blue and White Eleven 
Faces Juniata Saturday 

Flying Dutchmen Will be Seeking 
Their Third Victory of the Season 

II the Lebanon Valley jinx holds 
good this Saturday afternoon, the 
Flying Dutchmen should give the 
visiting "Dads" a real treat when 
they tangle with the Juniata Col- 
lege eleven, for in the 15-game ser- 
ies between the two schools, Juni- 
ata has failed to win a game and 
only one tie mars the Valley record. 

The Blue and White will be after 
its third victory of the season, hav- 
ing walloped Moravian 26-6 and 
Mt. St. Mary's 38-6 while losing to 
Dickinson and Youngstown and 
tieing American International. 
Juniata will enter the fray still 
seeking its first win of the season 
with only a tie with Westminister 
to redeem its slate. 

Of course, no game is ever in the 
bag and with the numerous in- 
juries which have plagued them, 
still dogging their footsteps, the 
Feeser-men may encounter a great 
deal more opposition than they ex- 
pect, Zimmerman is out with a 
broken ankle; Reider is just get- 
ting over a severe cold; Keeler's 
shoulder still bothers him slightly; 
Marquette's ankles are no better; 
and Big Ben Wasilewski is still 
having trouble with his knee in- 
jury. This can all enter into the 
outcome, and if the boys do not 
put forth their very best effort, 
they may run into much more 
trouble than they are looking for. 
A lot can happen. 

However, the Valley is well 
heeled with reserve material and 
should not have to put forth too 
much effort in fielding a first-class 



Recreational Sports 

All those girls participating in 
any recreational sport on the cam- 
pus are to keep a record of the 
hours of playing In the book in 
Miss Haag's office in S. Hall. Among 
these sports are organized hikes, 
tennis, ping pong, and archery. The 
archery equipment is kept in South 
Hall office where it is available at 
any time. For those who are inter- 
ested in swimming may enjoy this 
sport at the Hershey Women's Club 
during the following hours: Mon- 
day, 7:30 — Senior Life Saving; 
Tuesday, 7:30— Plunge; Wednesday, 
2:30 — Plunge; Thursday, 7:30 — 
Plunge; Friday, 5:00— Plunge. The 
admission price for 8 or more is 
25c per person — less than 8 is 50c 
per person. 

A new system of points has been 
arranged which includes all sports 
on campus and applies to all the 
girls on campus. 

Those underclassmen certainly 
looked good against the senior-jun- 
ior team on Homecoming Day. Ella 
Shultz was the heroine of the day 
when she came in from her wing 
position to knock off three points 
for the freshman-sophomore girls. 
Ruth Kramer, Phyllis Miller, Betty 
Slifer and Ruth Light all did their 
share, too. 

Fighting for the upperclassmen 
in key positions were the old stand- 
bys, Goodman, Ross, Bedger, With- 
ers, and Ebersole. They weren't up 
to their usual standard in Satur- 
day's game, but when we consider 
that they had very little support we 
can excuse this. 

— o — 

On Tuesday the varsity hockey 
team came up against a far super- 
ior Lock Haven team where they 
suffered a 4-0 defeat. L. V. C. had 
good chances to score on penalty 
corners, but they were outplayed 
each time. In addition to last year's 
varsity girls, four new ones were 
in the lineup. You'll be seeing their 
names in this column quite fre- 
quently so keep in mind, Betty Sli- 
fer, Ruth Light, Marian Schwalm, 
and Ruth Kramer. 

— o — 

Archery is a sport which isn't 
mentioned much in the sports col- 
umns of LA VIE, but if you'll take 
five minutes of that precious lunch 
hour to walk over in back of the 
Ad. building you'll see that the 
group of potential Robin Hoods has 
increased lately. They're really get- 
ting skillful with those bows. Why 
don't you join them? 

— o — 

If you've attended any of the 
football games lately you've cer- 
tainly noticed those gals and guys 
knocking themselves out to get a 
few weak cheers out of the crowd. 
They really deserve verbal orchids 
since they practice faithfully every 
night and have memorized lots of 
new cheers. The cheering section on 
Saturday was pathetic, and old 
grads. expressed their opinions in 
no uncertain terms. How about it, 
gang? Let's get behind that team 
and the cheerleaders! 

Hocfce?/ _Oct. 28— N. Hall vs. S. 

Oct. 30— Sheridan vs. Day Stu- 

Soccer — Nov. 25— N. Hall vs. S. 

Nov. 26 — Sheridan vs. W. Hall & 
Day Students. 

Dutchmen Rout St. Mary's; 
Revamped Team Shows Spark 

Feesermen Drop Homecoming Day 
Game to Powerful Youngstown Eleven 

'46-'47 Valley Basketball Schedule 

Wednesday, December 11 Gettysburg- 
Wednesday, December 18 Lafayette- 
Friday, December 20 .. Findlay College- 
Saturday, January 11 .Elizabethtown- 

Wednesday, January 15 Albright- 
Saturday, January 18 Moravian- 
Wednesday, January 29 Dickinson- 
Saturday, February 1 Juniata- 

Wednesday, February 5 Moravian- 
Saturday, February 8 Franklin and Marshall- 
Monday, February 10 Elizabethtown- 

Saturday, February 15 Albright- 
Monday, February 17 LaSalle- 

Wednesday, February 19 Juniata- 

Saturday, February 22 University of Scranton- 

Saturday, March 1 Franklin and Marshall- 

All Home Games Will Be Played at Lebanon High School 



Returning to the campus of Leb- 
anon Valley College for his final 
year this fall, is the man who is 
mainly responsible for that good 
defensive forward wall of the 
Dutchmen. His name is Henry W. 
Schmalzer, better known to all of 
us as "Hank." 

For the benefit of those who may 
know only a little about him, Hank 
is quite a tower of strength in that 
L. V. C. line. Not only is "Hank" 
doing his share in the capacity of 
line coach, his long football experi- 
ence standing him in good stead 
for this important coaching post. 

Hank is of Austrian and Dutch- 
Irish descent and is a Protestant. 
He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., but 
was raised in Bath, and attended 
high school in nearby Nazareth, 
where he was a member of the 
football and track teams. His main 
forte on the track team of which 
he was captain, was putting the 
shot and throwing the discus. 

Lebanon Valley first welcomed 
Hank in 1939, and he played var- 
sity football for three years before 
entering the service of his country 
in August of 1942. He served in the 
Army Air Forces, receiving his hon- 
orable discharge in December of 
1945. While stationed in the Azores 
Islands, Hank coached and played 
on a team that turned in a record 
of seven wins, and but one loss. 

Hank returned to college this 
summer and hopes to graduate in 
next August. He is striving for a 
B.S. degree, majoring in Business 
Administration and with minors in 
Education and the Social Sciences. 
Upon graduation his ambition is to 
teach and coach or work in the 
sales field of business. 

During his gridiron career Hank 
has not been without his share of 
honors. As a freshman he was chos- 
en as one of the guards on the All- 
State team. In 1940 he was named 
on several All -Opponent teams and 
the following year he was given 
honorable mention on the Little 
All-American Team. 

Like so many ex-G. I.'s going to 
college, Hank is married, his wife 
hailing from Vienna, Virginia. Up- 
on query, Hank opined that being 
married is a definite asset, adding: 

"A fellow is more careful about 
how he spends his spare time, and 
is attending school for a very de- 
finite purpose." 

Hank will always remember V-J 
night for two reasons. One, of 
course, is the obvious reason that 
it marked the end of the war and 
the other was that this was. the 
night he was married. 

There in a nutshell is "Hank" 
Schmalzer, who possesses a sense 
of humor, but believes it should be 
removed when setting foot on the 
gridiron. So, here's to Hank, a 
grand football player, all-around 

LVC returned to the victory trail 
last Saturday with a well earned 
38 to 6 win over a completely out- 
classed Mount Saint Mary's College 
eleven from Maryland. In the 
neighborhood of 1,500 fans sat un- 
der threatening skies to witness the 

The Valley had complete control 
throughout the game. They missed 
several scoring opportunities, but 
still were able to pound out a con- 
vincing triumph. Rinso Marquette 
started the proceedings with a nine 
yard end sweep to score the Val- 
ley's first touchdown. Immediately 
following this, little Herb Ecken- 
roth made the most spectacular 
play of the game when he inter- 
cepted a Mountaineer pass on the 
fifty yard line and raced down the 
field for a score. The play was re- 
called for clipping penalty .Mount 
St. Mary's punted out and the Val- 
ley started to roll again. Eckenroth 
proved that his first run was not 
any freak when he broke away for 
a 33 yard run late in the first per- 
iod. Gemberling converted the ex- 
tra point to put the Valley out in 
front 13 to at the end of the quar- 

The Dutchmen continued to pour 
it on in the second period as Hen 
DiJohnson broke loose on a faked 
reverse for a 26 yard sprint to the 
Mountaineers' seven yard line. Hen 
wasn't to be stopped and he fol- 
lowed this with a seven yard sweep 
over the goal for the Valley's third 
score of the day. Late in the sec- 
ond period Eckenroth got off one 
of his passes to Joe Yeakel who 
was stopped on the one foot line 
of Mt. St. Mary's. George Mayhoffer 
came in and plunged the ball over 
the wide stripe on quarterback 
sneak. Pete Gamber kicked the ex- 
tra point to give the Valley a 26 to 
half time lead. 

Coach Wally Openkun really 
must have given his Mountaineers 
a pep talk between the halves. They 
came out on the field a different 
team in the third quarter. Neither 
team was able to push a score over 
during the third canto, but the 
Mountaineers clearly outplayed the 

Early in the final period Mt. St. 
Mary's scored their only touchdown 
of the day. Barrett took the ball 
over for the Mountaineers. Only 
one time did Mt. St. Mary's put on 
a real threat. Red Boyle broke loose 
on a forty yard run only to be 
brought down from behind by sev- 
eral Valley tacklers. The Dutchmen 
soon regained their first half form 
as Bob Bowman plunged the ball 
over after the Valley powered the 
ball down inside the Marylanders' 
five yard line. Adding insult to in- 
jury, the Dutchmen struck again 
late in the game through the air. 
Herb Eckenroth uncorked another 
pass that carried fourteen yards 
from the line of scrimmage to the 
waiting arms of Marsh Gemberling 
who snared the ball from a group 
of five Mountaineers and Dutchmen 
in the end zone. 

Eckenroth and DiJohnson were 
outstanding performers for the 
home club, while "Red" Boyle 
proved to be the only consistent 
ball carrier for the visiting Moun- 
taineers. Eckenroth was rushed 
hard every time he went back to 
pass, but unleased his passes with 
unerring accuracy. DiJohnson's 
play was brilliant despite a weak 
ankle. Bobby Hess also scatted thru 

some gaping holes torn in the St 
Mary's line for sizable gains. 

Heavier Ohio Eleven 
Defeats Dutchmen 

Who said that Penguins thrive 
on cold weather? Last Saturday 
seemed rather warm for late Octo- 
ber, but it did not stop the Youngs- 
town College Penguins from grind- 
ing out a very impressive 20 to 6 
victory over Lebanon Valley. The 
poor Dutchmen just could not get 
started against the heavier visiting 
Ohio eleven which marred an oth- 
erwise perfect homecoming for the 
returning alumni. About two thou- 
sand fans were on hand for the 
game which was the first home grid 
contest for the Blue and White in 
four years. 

The brilliant Red and Gold clad 
team from Ohio wasted no time in 
showing their opponents that they 
meant business. They drove for five 
straight first downs and a score at 
the very outset of the game. Gene 
Janecko went over the final stripe 
for the Penguins' first touchdown. 
The Dutchman line which had been 
scored on only once in their first 
three games seemed unable to stop 
the hard-hitting Penguins as they 
marched upfield unchecked on the 
ground for their first score. 

The visitors, not satisfied with a 
six point lead, added a second tally 
in the second quarter when Givson 
threw a long pass to Lanzi. No one 
was even close to the Red and Gold 
end as he gathered in the pass and 
raced on to pay dirt. Gibson then 
converted the point after touch- 
down and the score stood 13 to in 
favor of Youngstown. 

Hen DiJohnson, who put on an- 
other beautiful punting exhibition, 
sent a long booming punt to the 
Penguin safety man who fumbled 
and gave Marsh Gemberling a 
chance to recover for the Dutch- 
men. With a first down on the 
Youngstown eleven yard line, the 
Valley tried two plays which netted 
them no gain. Then Rinso Mar- 
quette took the ball around the 
visitors' left end to score standing 
up. Gemberling's try for the extra 
point failed. The half ended with 
the Youngstown boys out in front 
13 to 6. 

A play similar to that which set 
up the Valley's first score came ear- 
ly in the third period when Hen 
DiJohnson got off another long 
punt which the Penguin safety man 
again fumbled. Gemberling again 
provided the exact same break as 
had set the Valley's first score. This 
time fate failed to smile on the 
Blue and White and the Youngs- 
town line stopped the Dutchmen 
cold. This was the turning point in 
the game. Had the Valley tied the 
game at this point the result could 
have been a lot different. As i* 
turned out Youngstown punted ou* 
of danger and put another sustain- 
ed drive that was stopped on t° e 
Dutchmen's one yard line. For the 
third week in a row the Blue an d 
White line held for downs with* 11 
the shadow of its own goal P° st * 
when their opponents had a & tS 
down and goal to go. 

The Penguins were not to be de- 
nied and they scored their fi 09 : 
six pointer on a pass play A* 
made several would-be Valley tac*' 
lers look sick. Several boys miss^ 
perfectly good tackles as 
pano, the Penguin halfback, stf** 1 ' 
ered out of their grasp to score. 

The Play's 






No. 5 

"Are Ye Able" Is 
Theme for Week 

Religious Emphasis Week 
Planned for March, 1947 

Religious Emphasis Week has as 
its theme for the 1947 observance, 
"Are Ye Able?" Committees have 
been appointed by the executive 
committee, composed of Dr. Clyde 
A. Lynch, honorary chairman; 
David W. Gockley, general chair- 
man; Joseph Smith, general stu- 
dent chairman; and Ruth Billow, 
recording secretary. 

Those people whose names ap- 
pear below as committeemen are 
asked to function as requested. 
Those who are unable to act on 
the appointed committees are ask- 
ed to contact Joseph Smith. The 
following are the appointees: 

Program Committee: Betty 
Frank, chairman, Bob Early, Ed- 
ward Wert, Lois Shank, Thelma 
Zimmerman, and Gerald Klep- 

Classroom Appointments Com- 
mittee: Betty Jean Butt, chairman, 
Burnell Kessell, and David Shar- 

Hospitality Committee : Mildred 
Neff, chairman, Jean Bedger, Rus- 
sell Getz, Harry Hoffman, Mary K. 
Fory, and Joseph Dubs. 

Worship and Spiritual Commit- 
tee: Martha Ross, chairman, Doris 
Newman, Warren Trumbo, Evelyn 
Spitler, and Mildred Emerich. 

Organized Houses Committee: 
Bob Zimmerman, chairman, Rena 
Mae Biely, Gladys Flinchbaugh, 
Doris Strickler, Francis Eigen- 
brude, Peggy Smith, and Betty 
Ruth Jones. 

Faculty Committee: Ella Shultz. 

Publicity and Continuation Com- 
mittee: Ruth Gearhart, chairman, 
Monroe Shearer, Lee Baker, Robert 
Sourbier, Joanne Kessler. 

Personal Conferences Commit- 
(Continued on page 3) 

Henry IV and January Thaw Near 
Production; Former Opens Monday 

Thespians Present 
Comedy in December 

The well-chosen cast for the 
comedy "January Thaw" promises 
you a hilariously entangled plot 
and keen interpretations of several 
rural Connecticut "characters" if 
you will join them December 12 
and 13. 

The scene is an old remodeled 
farm house in Connecticut. The 
house has been purchased by the 
Gages — Betty Frank and Raymond 
Kline. They have two small chil 
dren— Paula and Sarah— played by 
Phyllis Miller and Martha Miller, 
and an older daughter, Barbara, 
played by Elaine Frock. 

The Rockwoods — Mathilda and 
Jonathan — played by Joyce Baker 
and Clayton Hollinger — come barg- 
ing in to claim the farm, since they 
retained the right to live there 
when they sold the property. 

The Gage's older daughter and 
her fiance, George (James Brula 
tour) , add romance to the plot. The 
riotous accents of the Rockwoods 
and their old-fashioned ideas add 
humor to the situation — while 
Matt Rockwood (Sam Rutherford) 
comes to the fore as a backwoods 

The production manager, Frank 
Huff, has announced the follow- 
ing committees to assist in the pro- 

Stage Crew: Richard Pye, chair- 
man, Harry Hoffman, Robert Mil- 
ler, Charles Tome, Dorothy Zinc, 
(Continued on Page 3) 

Cheer Leaders Sponsor Square 
nance Jamboree, Friday Nite 

Bill Johnston, Square Dance Caller, 
And Swing Band Highlight Event 

A Square Dance Jamboree, spon- 
ged by the Lebanon Valley cheer- 
Naders, will be held this Friday 
ni Sht in the Annville High School 
^he dance will feature an hour 
[ square dancing, led by Bill 

nston, the well-known square 

ff ance caller, who is being imported 

om Philadelphia for the occasion. 

r - Johnston will bring his own 

irte° r the remainder of the even- 
g 8, the music will be supplied by 
S^ le Englehart and his College 
an ng B and, in their initial appear- 

°f the fall semester, 
titfs cneerleaders are sponsoring 
n evv , da nce to raise money to buy 

consists of a mammoth stuffed cat 
which has been on display recently 
in a local gift shop window. These 
will be sold for 30c at the dance. 

Tickets can be bought from any 
of the cheerleaders, or the mem- 
bers of the ticket committee. Cheer- 
leaders are Ruth Gearhart, Rose 
Marie Root, Janet Weaver, "Pete" 
Lawhead, Dorothy Thomas, Jerry 
Rothermel, Connie Nestor, Carolyn 
Boedinghaus, Dorothy Leaman, 
Bob Doyle, John Charles Smith, 
and Harry Hoffman. 

The other members of the com- 
mittee are Lorraine Spangler, Doris 
Strickler, Ruth Kramer, Betty Sli- 
fer, Pat Sutton, Sidney Gaverich, 
Gerry Miller, Loudelle Powell, Es 

Alvin Berger (left) and Edward Steiner (right) practicing their fencing 
scene from "Henry IV" while Tom Shaak (center) watches with doubtful 

of ri u . nif °rms. As a further means ther Bell, Janet Eppley, Babs Klein- 
s oid 8 this - chances are being felter, Janie Flinchbaugh, Millie 
Of a n the dance for tne drawing NefT, B. Keller, B. Blouch, and Mary 
Grand Prize. This Grand Prize , Wolfe. 

Cupid Strikes Again 
9n College Campus 

Lawhead to Wed Bow'n; 
Shearer and Zim'n Tie 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Zimmer- 
man, of Fredericksburg, Pennsylva- 
nia, announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Thelma Fay, to Mr. 
Monroe J. Shearer, Jr., son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Monroe J. Shearer, Sr., of 
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Zimmerman is a graduate 
of Fredericksburg High School, 
class of 1944, and is now a junior in 
the Conservatory of Music at Leba 
non Valley College. 

Mr. Shearer is a graduate of West 
York High School, class of 1942, and 
served three years as a Radarman 
in the U. S. Navy. He is now study- 
ing pre -engineering at Lebanon 
Valley College. 

They are planning a Christmas 

Dr. and Mrs. George V. Derickson, 
of Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, an- 
nounce the engagement of their 
niece, Joanna R. Lawhead, to Mr. 
George H. Bowman, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. George L. Bowman, of Eph- 
rata, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Lawhead is a graduate of 
Ephrata High School, class of 1944, 
and is now a junior majoring in 
psychology at Lebanon Valley Col- 

Mr. Bowman is a graduate of the 
Ephrata High School, class of 1943, 
and served three years in the South 
Pacific in the U. S. Navy. He is now 
attending the Pennsylvania Mili- 
tary College at Chester, Pennsyl- 

No date has been set for the wed- 

Green Blotter Club Meets 

The Green Blotter Club met on 
Wednesday evening, November 13, 
at Dr. Struble's home. 

This was the initial meeting for 
the freshman members. 

Civil Service Exam 
Offered to Seniors 

Junior Professional 
Assistantships Available 

U. S. Civil Service offers an ex 
cellent opportunity for college 
graduates between the ages of 18- 
35 to professional positions thruout 
the United States in the following 
fields: Archives, Chemistry, Eco- 
nomics, Geography, Mathematics, 
Metallurgy, Physics, Statistics, and 
Textile Technology. Those chosen 
from the written, general examina- 
tion which must be taken will assist 
in professional and technical work 
in their chosen field at a minimum 
salary of $2,644 a year. 

Requirements for these positions 
are as follows: the applicant must 
pass the examination, a full 4-year 
college course must be completed, 
a major in subjects appropriate to 
the field the applicant wishes to 
enter; or the substantial equiva- 
lent of a 4-year college course. Ap- 
plications will be accepted from 
college students who expect to com- 
plete their studies by June 30, 1947. 
All applications must be into the U. 
S. Civil Service Commission, Wash. 
25, D. C, not later than Dec. 3, 1946. 

For detailed information read the 
booklet on the bulletin board in the 
Administration Building. 


Turkey Day Recess 
—Begins the 27th 

That important item on the 
College Calendar — our Thanks- 
giving Vacation — will begin 
November 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 
will end December 2, at 8:00 
a.m. as scheduled. 


Junior Class 
Sponsors Drama 

The production of Henry IV is 
now coming down the home 
stretch. Currently running neck 
and neck with the production 
schedule, according to all reports 
it will cross the finish line next 
Monday and Tuesday. In addition 
the schedule has been altered to 
enter a matinee Monday afternoon. 
This matinee is mainly for the 
benefit of the children of the pub- 
lic schools who might not be able 
to attend one of the evening per- 

The production shows every sign 
of living up to its advance notices. 
It offers almost everything an au- 
dience could desire. If they want 
comedy, it has it and plenty of it. 
If they want tragedy and blood- 
shed, it has that (in the best ket- 
chup-bottle style). Intrigue, excite- 
ment, love, action; it has them all 
in abundance. 

The cast has been devoting an 
increasingly great amount of time 
and work to the preparations. To 
a number of them the footlights of 
Engle Hall stage our nothing new. 
Last year's three main productions, 
"Berkeley Square," "Gertie Goes 
Plain," and "Cuckoos on the 
Hearth," provided invaluable ex- 
perience to a host of dramatic tal- 
ent and Dr. Wallace has drawn 
upon this wealth of material to 
piece together a well-balanced cast. 
The proceeds from the produc- 

( Continued on Page 3) 

^red Tice Heads 
College Delegation 

Group to Attend Meeting 
In Harrisburg Next April 

Lebanon Valley College has been 
invited to become a member of the 
Intercollegiate Conference on Gov- 
ernment which will hold its elev- 
enth annual meeting in Harrisburg 
next April. 

The meeting for the year 1946 
was attended by more than 250 
delegates who represented nearly 
all the accredited colleges and uni- 
versities in the state. 

The 1947 meeting will take the 
form of a Model State Legislature. 
Mr. Frederick S. Tice has been 
elected as student chairman of a 
good-sized delegation from L.V.C. 

The Governor and national po- 
litical leaders will address the body 
at the Forum of the Educational 
Building in Harrisburg, where the 
meetings are held. The purpose of 
these meetings is to provide a 
means whereby students may learn 
together how their government 



LA VIE COLLEGIENNE Circulation Sparks 

Established 1925 

Vol. XXIII— No. 5 

Thursday, November 21, 1946 

LA VIE COLLEGIENNE is published bi-weekly throughout the college 
year, except holiday vacations and examination periods, by the students 
of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. 

LA VIE is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Inter- 
collegiate Press. National advertising is secured through the National 
Advertising Service, Inc., College Publishers Representative, New York, 
N. Y. 

Theodore D. Keller 

Maryruth Stahl 


News Editor Alvin C. Berger, Jr. 

Sports Editor Ronald Baker 

Conservatory Editor Elinor Strauss 

Feature Editor Joanne Kessler 

Veteran's Editor John A. Fidler 

Exchange Editor Ruth Gearhart 

Advisers Drs. Struble, Wallace, and Rutledge 


Business Manager Melvyn Bowman 

Circulation Editor Carl Derr 

Adviser Dr. John F. Lotz 

Esther Bell, Dale P. Girton, Elaine Heilman, Jean Hudyma, Betty R. 
Jones, Martha Matter, Doris Newman, Richard Pye, Madalyn Quickel, 
John Shettel, Marycarol Salzman, Charles Tome, Frederick S. Tice, 
Donald Weiman, James E. Wert, Rhoda Ziegler, Thelma Zimmerman. 


Doris H. Clements, Manager; Ruth Billow, Theresa Dolan, Elaine Heil 
man, Erma Murphy, Carolyn Boeddinghaus, Erma Gainor, Jean Hu 
dyma, Lorraine Spangler, Ruth Gearhart, Barbara Kleinfelter. 

Charles A. McConnell Harry Himmelberger 

Jim Gregg 

Autumn Thoughts 

THE time has come the walrus said 
To think of many things, 
Of ships and shoes and sealing wax, 
Of cabbages and kings, 
Of how we elect our senators, 
And how they do their things. 

The Campus Is Talking About 

No More Half Holidays 

ANYONE who says he does not like holidays is either a liar or just 
plain crazy, but what good is a holiday of which no one knows? 

The limited announcement of the holiday after the Juniata victory 
spoiled what should have been a gala occasion for many students. On a 
campus with as large a number of day students as ours, such a revelation 
should not have come at a banquet which conditions unfortunately limit- 
ed to dorm students and their fathers. Day students kept appearing on 
campus all day — one even drove fifty miles to attend non-existent class- 
es. Even some of the professors were not notified and found only a hast- 
ily scribbled explanation on a week-old notice on the bulletin board. 

If the decision to hold a holiday was arrived at too late for an- 
nouncement Saturday, would it not have been more practical to an- 
nounce it Monday and have it Tuesday, or even to add it to the Thanks- 
giving vacation? At any rate, let's have no more half -hollow holidays. 

Campus Politics 

ALA VIE reporter assigned to keep an eye open for the organization 
of the freshman class turned in the following note. "There is no 
freshman class news to report yet. When will the frosh get on the ball?" 
Unfortunately the only reply is when the upperclassmen set them an 

Up to press time nothing had been done by any of the classes to or- 
ganize as a class. Not even the seniors had selected officers. One of the 
reasons is, of course, the difficulty in finding a time for a meeting when 
a majority can attend. There seems to be something more, however— a 
decided lack of interest. 

A letter recently came into our hands asking us what type of politics 
was found on the campus. The answer, of course, was none, but there 
should be. If the various campus societies would nominate and back can- 
didates for class office, if during the opening weeks of school there would 
be political campaigns as there are on other campuses, then perhaps the 
lack of spirit would be replaced by an enthusiastic competition and good 
natured rivalry, and when people are interested in something, they can 
always find time to attend its meetings. 

A touch of spirit and life would not be out of place on this dead 

(Editor's Note— Again may we re- 
mind contributors to this column 
that all letters should bear the 
name of the writer, but that this 
will be kept in strict confidence if 
we are requested to do so in the let- 


Upon reading the last letter to 
the Editor in the previous issue of 
LA VIE, I feel that there are two 
sides to every argument. 

Yes, dear "boarding student," I 
have glanced to the right and to 
the left of me in the dining hall 
and seen the untouched "food" on 
the people's plates; I have also 
been in the waiters' pantry when 
the refuse tray is full to the brim, 
but have you ever noticed when we 
have a good meal (which isn't too 
often, and perhaps you can't re- 
member the last one), that this 
situation does not occur? When you 
are fed tasty food in an appetizing 
manner, you are apt to eat it and 
not complain, but when an array of 
supposedly edible substances are 
placed before you and your stom- 
ach does back flips — when the 
north wind carries the sweet es- 
sence of cod liver oil half way to 
the men's dorm — when the spa- 
ghetti tastes like something out of 
a "Kalo" initiation— then the only 
thing to do is to leave it sit. It's 
easier on you that way 

There is still another side— that 
is the amount of food which goes 
to waste in the kitchen. This is un 
avoidable most of the time because 
some things that are rightfully re 
turned to the kitchen weren't fit to 
eat in the first place and certainly 
would do for a second tour of duty 
Then there are also the things 
which, by some strange coincidence, 
find their way back to the refriger- 
ator and there are allowed to sit 
until they are either molded beyond 
recognition or are placed in a soup 
which eventually finds its way to 
the garbage barrel. 

Yes, dear student, there is a 
waste! But does the blame fall up- 
on the students? I ask you to think 
this over and when you have delib- 
erated upon it, ask yourself, is it 
our fault? 

Sincerely yours, 
A victim of institutional cooking. 

To the Editor of LA VIE: 

We have heard that David Gock- 
ley, Director of Public Relations 
the attendance records of several 
students who refused to take part 
in the chapel services of October 
29, 1946, because of their individual 
religious beliefs. However, they 
were in attendance during the en- 
tire service. 

If this is true, we feel that such 
behavior, especially from a minister 
of the Gospel as well as a member 
of the administration, is rather 

After all, this college is supposed 
to be democratic and liberal, and 
many facts bear this out, but reli- 
gious discrimination of any sort is 
not a good example of this, and in 
itself an utterly deplorable act. 

If we are in error, we humbly 
apologize to David Gockley. If it is 
true, however, we feel that a public 
apology is forthcoming. 

Yours for less religious discrimi- 
nation, Two By-standers. 

Twelfth Night . . . Thirteenth night, to be more exact ... the ne^ 
Kalo members turned quite blue. And who were those odd creatures 
that came waddling across campus that night? . . . Don Malicfc 
had the scare of his life when, dashing to the dorm draped in only 
a bath towel, he narrowly escaped bumping into a group of girls. 
Those archery targets saved him. Better move them, girls. . . 
Glenn Hall still looks like an Indian, and poor Walt Gage con- 
tinues to have trouble wherever a chair is concerned. . . . Could 
a pair of shorts be the cause of Marycarol's extra rough initiation? 
Love's Labor Lost ... It is disappointing, isn't it, Charlie Reider, when 
you cut off the semicircular canals after excavating on them for 
two hours? . . . Why does Mahoney keep annoying two friends to 
take him to Lebanon? Has a recent date made him dental con- 
scious? . . . Are the Bard's breaking up? . . . Senator Delduco i s 
going great guns. First Gerry Miller and then Pat Sutton. . . . Ken 
Ikeda, who was that dietician you were out with last night? . . , 
And what has happened to the traditional haystack? No new faces 
are ever seen there any more. 
The Tempest . . . Jim (Lover) Brulatour is certainly keeping the ladies 
in a whirl. He can't seem to make up his mind where to eat, at 
Mary's or Quickie's table. However, Mary's old flame, Tom Schaak, 
seems to be giving him a bit of competition. And as for Quickie- 
well, she is doing very well with Dick Moller. What a quadrangle! 
. . . Jerry McKenna seems to have inherited Charlie Pomraning's 
weekends. Wow — those last two were out of this world. . . . Lu 
Warfel and Bill Ferguson have been giving Ollie and Carl a rush 
for the Sheridan parlor lately. 
"As You Like It" . . . Cutest romance on campus— Paul Spangler and 
Phil Miller. . . . They say onion incense added greatly to one Bible 
14 class. . . . George Haines has been making regular visits to 
South Hall. Could it be that little freshman girl? . . . Jean Kosten- 
bauder has been dating football player number 80 lately. ... Bob 
Miller and Pennway Betty have been hitting it up. 
"Comedy of Errors" ... Ed Beck and Lew Bowman got up at 4:30 to 
go to Breakfast. Glenn Aldinger confessed to setting the alarm 
clock. . . . Did Garis and O. Light pay for that front door shade 
they pulled down in South Hall recently? Mike Crincoli has sold 
his chicken farm and bought a dairy farm; he found that the cream 
is more expensive than milk because the cows are finding it harder 
to sit on the small bottles! 
"Midsummer Night's Dream" . . . Has Dr. Bailey analyzed your dream 
yet, Pomraning? Does Be Frank have anything to do with it, 
Charlie? . . . What is so important about Gillin and Gillin that 
should cause Marian Schwalm all those sleepless nights? ... Ask 
Nancy Saurman about the Light's wine cellar and its supply. 
All's Well That Ends Well" . . . Charlie Gaul must have picked a track 
star in Tommy Thomas, for he has been beating Dick Moller and 
Quickie to that scheduled spot they were fighting over last week. 
. . . Jack Gaul says his blind date from Carlisle was definitely 
"hep." . . . Looks like Bob McCoy will have to spend a week-end 
in South Hall as the result of bringing his girl in three minutes late. 
'Much Ado About Nothing" . . . Mary Edelman has her eye on the 
Conservite Light. . . . Did you hear about Mike Kurilla's long-dis- 
tance phone call from Washington? It is said to have been from one 
of his bosom pals. Delduco and Jimmy Lindemuth can tell you 
more about it. . . . Ralph Downey is doing very well by himself- 
but why carry a flashlight when you're with her, Ralph? ... Bob 
Sourbier has now taken to frequenting the Pennway as well as 
West Hall. Ginny Werner couldn't have anything to do with it- 
could she? . . . For the first time in many weeks, Art Bodden was 
able to catch up on his studies. Reason: Joanne spent the weekend 
at home. . . . What is this about Richard Pye resorting to town 
girls after being disappointed by the campus girls? . . . Wil$ 
Hackman seems to be spending more than ample time over at 
Sheridan Hall with a cute red-head. That's a good start, WiH^ 
. . . Where does Butch Bell get all the cider? . . . Who's the crooner 
at Sheridan, Faye. That tenor voice is really smooth. . . . Loudeltf 
and Herman are becoming a constant pair. . . . Just what was tha 
important message for "Polly" Stoner from that certain football 
player; he wouldn't even repeat it over the phone. . . . "Mose^ 
Knolton and "Red" Awkerman made a pretty picture as they de- 
scended the main steps of North Hall along with the rest of NortB 
Hall girls coming downstairs for dinner. . . . 
"Here endeth the reading of the lesson." 

La Vie Meeting 

LA VIE reporters are reminded 
that a very important meeting 
of the entire staff will be held 
Tuesday night, December 3, at 
7:30 P. M., in Philo Hall. Failure 
to attend this meeting will result 
in immediate suspension from 
the staff. 

Weekly Meditation 

"Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is 
now come, that ye shall be scatter- 
ed every man to his own, and shall 
leave me alone: and yet I am not 
alone because the Father is with 

These things I have spoken unto 
you, that in me ye might have 
peace. In the world ye shall have 
tribulation; but be of good cheer; I 
have overcome the world." — John 

What a statement of powerful, 
dynamic faith this was on the part 
of Jesus. Already forseeing how His 
friends and disciples were to de- 
sert Him in His most trying mo- 

ments, He could nevertheless 


that in the world we shall have 

bulation. But after giving us 
realization that life is a trying e ^ 
perience oftentimes, he goes on 
give us such a promise of strene^ 
and supreme inward power to ^ 
ercome the world and to bring^y 
that perfect inner peace that 
He can give. 

with the utmost assurance that & 
would not be alone because His Fa 
ther would be with Him. And ff * 
this tremendous experience 
turning toward His Father. J eS 
was able to draw a source of P ^ f 
to overcome and to gain peace * 

He does not promise us an 
time — on the contrary, He tells ■ 

4.V.„4. «„ 4--U„ „ U 1 11 V,OVft t** 



New Faces On Faculty Row 



Dr. John I. Cretzinger, assistant 
professor in biology, has come out 
of retirement to teach once more 
in the school of his Alma Mater. 

Previous to his retirement, he 
was teaching in the Pittsburgh 
Public Schools in the department 
of science and history for a period 
of 24 years. 

Dr. Cretzinger is a native of 
Duncannon, Pa. He graduated 
from L.V.C. in 1921. In 1925 he re- 
ceived his master's degree at Penn 
State. In 1929 he received his mas- 
ter's in psychology and education 
At the University of Pittsburgh, he 
received his Doctor of Philosophy 
in history of education and biology 

Throughout his life, he has be- 
come member to many organiza- 
tions, some of them being Phi Del- 
ta Kappa, Phi Sigma, and Pa 
Academy of Science; all of them 
pertain to his interests in the edu 
cational field. 

Being so interested in education 
and intellectual pursuits, he has 
contributed to various publications 
such as the Academy of Science, 
Science Education, and the Read- 
er's Digest. Historically, he has 
contributed a history on the Erie 
Extension Canal. 

Dr. Cretzinger was quite amus- 
ing when asked about his favorite 
hobby, which happens to be fish- 
ing. He says, "I sometimes catch a 
fish." As he concluded, he showed 
a snapshot of the huge muskel- 
lunge which he caught while 
spending a summer in Canada. 
Photography is another favorite 
hobby, delving particularly into col- 
ored photography of sunset. 


c j^r. Amos Feig, head of the edu- 
ation department, comes from 
e ul iamsport, Pa. There he attend- 
^ the Dickinson Seminary Prep 

116 received his B.A. from Alfred 

University, Alfred, N.Y. Upon grad- 
uation, he became principal of the 
Alfred High School. He took his 
master's degree at Syracuse Uni- 
versity and his Doctor's Degree at 
Penn State. 

His public school work was main- 
ly in New York State as supervis- 
ing principal and classroom teach- 
er. For 10 years, he was professor 
of education and psychology at 
Landsfield State Teacher's College. 

Dr. Feig enjoys public speaking 
and has already, during his time 
here, spoken to several church con- 
gregations as well as other groups. 

Dr. Feig has two children who 
are living with him here in Ann- 
ville. His son, Robert, is a fresh- 
man, on our campus, and his 
daughter is attending the Annville 
High School. At present they re- 
flect the housing-shortage situa- 

The friendliness of the faculty 
and student body alike has impres- 
sed Dr. Feig, not to exclude the 
town's people who are most cordial 
and friendly. 

Coming here from Pittsburgh, 
Dr. Feig finds that he can thor- 
oughly appreciate the wide open 
spaces and fresh air. 

Glee Club Tours 


It might soon be a self-imposed 
qualification for professors at L. 
V. C. that they be graduates of our 
Alma Mater. Mrs. Luella Frank is 
another new member on our fac- 
ulty this year who has graduated 
from L. V. C. Her position here is 
as instructor in German. 

Mrs. Frank is from Lebanon 
County. After having attended 
Lebanon High School and L.V. Col- 
lege, she taught in the Lebanon 
County schools for seven years, af- 
ter which she taught in the Fred- 
ericksburg High School for seven 
years. Previous to her coming here, 
she acted as dean of women at 
Hershey Junior College and was 
also instructor of languages, alter- 
nating in German, French, Span- 
ish, Portugese, and Latin. 

In order to obtain a more thor- 
ough knowledge of languages, she 
traveled throughout the western 
part of Europe in 1938. She studied 
languages at the University of Sor- 
bonne in Paris. During week-ends 
and after the summer session at 
the university, she went on sight- 
seeing tours. 

She received her masters degree 
at Columbia University and is at 
the present time working on her 
doctor's degree at Wisconsin Uni- 

As for special interests, she en- 
joys baseball and has, in fact, 
coached it, likes archery and also 
ice skating. 

Sing at Youth Rally 
And at U.B. Conference 

On Saturday, November 16, the 
Lebanon Valley Girls' Glee Club 
sang in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 
at a Youth Rally held in conjunc- 
tion with the United General Con- 
ference of the Evangelical United 
Brethren Church. 

Mr. J. Allan Ranck presided at 
the rally which was composed of 
congregational singing, greetings 
by officers of various United Breth- 
ren groups, and an address by Dr. 
Oliver de Wolfe Cummings, of the 
Baptist Youth Fellowship from the 
Northern Baptist Convention. 

Other musicians appearing, in 
addition to the Glee Club, included 
a vocal quartette and a pianist of 
Albright College. 

The meeting closed with an im- 
pressive choral prayer in unison— 
"The Lord's Prayer"— Malotte. 

Professor Edward P. Rutledge, di- 
rector, accompanied the Glee Club 
on the trip. 

Delphian Pledges 
Put Through Paces 

Thirty-one New Girls 
Join South Hall Society 

Minus feathers, but gaily bedaub- 
ed with red paint, the new mem- 
bers of Delphian emerged from a 
rough initiation looking like In- 
dians on the war path. Loud 
screams were heard issuing from 
Delphian Hall on the night of No- 
vember 13th, as the tyros were be- 
ing put through their paces. The 
initiates are: Burnell Kessel, Ger- 
aldine Miller, Rose Marie Root, Bet- 
sy Myers, Mary Frances Daugherty, 
Charlotte Rohrbaugh, Ruth Kra- 
mer, Betty Jean Slifer, Doris Eck- 
ert, Nelda Heindel, Barbara Klein- 
felter, Ruth Pfeiffer, Mary Edel- 
man, Kathryn Wersen, Geraldine 
Rothermel, Sidney Garverick, Lil- 
lian Keller, Pauline Stoner, Doris 
Srickler, Arlene Blecker, Mary Lou- 
ise Fuhrman, Ethel Mae Beam, 
Marycarol Salzman, Annette Read, 
Florence Sherriff, Phyllis Miller, 
Betty Dolan, Florence Bell, Marilyn 
Esterline, Lorraine Spangler, and 
Dorothy Thomas. 

Trustees Select Men 
For Honorary Degrees 

At the meeting of the Board of 
Trustees, which was held on Home- 
coming Day, several men were se- 
lected who will be presented with 
honorary degrees. The following 
men will receive their honorary de- 
grees at the mid-year commence- 
ment on January 27, 1947: the Rev. 
John W. Fisher from Lemoyne, who 
will receive the degree of Doctor of 
Divinity; the Rev. H. K. Geyer from 
Middletown, who will also receive 
the degree of Doctor of Divinity; 
and Judge J. Paul Rupp from Steel- 
ton, who will receive the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Law. 

Religious Emphasis Week 

(Continued from Page 1) 
tee: Madalyn Quickel, chairman, 
Vernon Fickes, Nora Mae Good- 
man, Charles Tome, and Helen 

Book Committee: Mary Ruth 
Stahl, chairman, Virginia Vought, 
and Robert Eigenbrode. 

Music Committee: Arlene Schlos- 
ser, chairman, Nancy Johns, Sara 
Schoff, Harlen Daubert, Ralph 
Downey, Sidney Garverich. 

Arrangement Committee: Doris 
Hyman, chairman, Dorothy Zink, 
Paul Kaufman, and Robert Stolte. 

Finance Committee : Laverne 
Rohrbaugh, chairman, Helen 
Hartz, Erma Gainor, and V. Earl 

Seminar Committee: Joye Rash- 
er, chairman, Alvin Hildebrand, 
Wesley Kreiser, Mrs. Trumbo, Ross 
Albert, and Eddie Steiner. 

Invitation Committee: Mary 
Louise Grube, chairman, Evelyn 
Habecker, Dorothy Strassberger, 
Mary Louise Fuhrman. 

Miss Gillespie 

Joins Music Educators' 

The Music Educators National 
Conference will have its eastern 
sectional meeting this year in 
Scranton, Pennsylvania. The plan- 
ning board for that conference met 
on Saturday, November 2, at Scran- 
ton. Miss Mary E. Gillespie, Direc- 
tor of the Conservatory of Lebanon 
Valley College, had the honor of 
being elected to the board, and 
spent Friday, Saturday, and Sun- 
day, November 1-3, at Scranton, 
helping with the definite plans for 
the conference. 

January Thaw 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Florence Bell, Ruth Gearhart, 
Charles Pomraning. 

Electrician: Herman Weiser. 

Properties: Elaine Heilman, 
chairman, Barbara Christianson, 
Hattie Cook, Vivian Werner. 

Make-Up : Jeanne Hissner, chair- 
man, Anne Gilbert, Betty Ann Bri- 

Costume Consultants : Connie 
Nestor, Doris Strickler. 

Lighting: Arthur Terr. 

Sound Effects: Ben Penturelli. 

Prompters: Betty Jean Slifer, 
Hazel V. Englehart. 

Ushers: Florence Barnhart, Vir- 
ginia Stonecipher, Evelyn Stone - 
cipher, Phyllis Dale. 

Business Management: Karl Mil- 

Publicity and Programs: Mary- 
ruth Stahl, chairman, Marycarol 
Salzman, Betty Dolan. 

Ticket Sales: Joanna Lawhead, 
chairman, Nan Urich, Robert Ei- 

Henry IV 

(Continued from Page 1) 

tion traditionally go to the Junior 
Class to help defray the expenses 
of the yearbook. The past week, 
the production committees whose 
work is so vital to the success of 
such an undertaking have put 
their organization into high gear. 
The committees are as follows: Di- 
rector, Dr. Paul A. W. Wallace; 
stage manager, Alvin C. Berger; 
property manager, Theodore Kel- 
ler; costumes, Doris Lee Newman; 
designs, Theodore Keller; lighting, 
Arthur Terr; prompters, Dorothy 
L. Strassburger, Miriam Wehry; 
publicity, Theodore Keller, Thomas 
Schaak, Robert Sourbier; program, 
Joanna Lawhead, Miriam Wehry; 
tickets, Mildred Neff, Ruth Billow; 
make-up, Dr. George Struble, Ruth 
Gearhart, Joanna Lawhead; sound 
effects, Mary Jane Eckert, Rey- 
nolds Marquette; string quartette, 
Grace Laverty, Sara Schott, Mar- 
vin Detambel, James Yestadt. 

L.V. and Rotary 
Sponsor Lectures 

Lebanon Valley College is coop- 
erating with the Rotary Clubs of 
Lebanon and Annville in sponsor- 
ing a series of four Community/ 
Lectures on International Under- 
standing and Good Will. 

Harvey Stowers, from Los 
Angeles, California, presented the 
first lecture, "Cooperation or Con- 
fusion in Ten-Mile-a-Minute Trav- 

Dates for the next three meet- 
ings are: 

Tuesday, January 21, 1947— "Get- 
ting Together in Europe" — Felix 
Gross, New York City. 

Tuesday, February 4, 1947 — "Get- 
ting Together in the Orient" — 
Chester W. Tobin, Chicago, Illinois. 

Professor Rutledge has compli- 
mentary tickets for anyone, and 
La Vie will remind you again be- 
fore the next lecture on the gen- 
eral theme, "Is Cooperation Pos- 

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Dutchmen Face G'burg, 
Underdogs In Contest 

Injuries Still Harass Feesermen 
As Bullets Show Impressive Record 

The Blue and White will climax 
its first football season in 4 years 
on Thanksgiving Day when it trav- 
els to Gettysburg for what may be 
the toughest game of its season. 
Although carrying a rather impres- 
sive record of four wins, one tie, 
and two defeats into the Gettys- 
burg tussle, the Valley will take 
th,e field a decided underdog, for 
the Bullets not only rate very high 
as a team, but have played a little 
stiffer competition all year. 

Another important factor work- 
ing against the Dutchmen is the 
injury jinx. Still out of the lineup 
is big Charlie Reider, 200-pound 
guard, and Harry Zimmerman, the 
other first string guard, who broke 
his ankle, while Herb Eckenroth, 
Rinso Marquette, and Bobby Hess, 
the Valley's fastest backs are still 
nursing leg injuries, and can play 
but briefly at a time. 

Absence of towering Marsh Gem- 
berling, 6 foot 3 inch end, in the 
last few clashes because of a bad 
shoulder, isn't helping the Valley 
cause any, either. Whether Gem- 
berling will be in shape for the 
Bullets is still not known. 

The probable starting line-up 
for the Dutchmen is as follows: 
Nebb and either Gemberling or 
Roman at ends; Schmalzer and 
Matey ak at tackles; Keeler and 
Gage at guards; Wasilewski at cen- 
ter; and DiJohnson, Eckenroth, 
Bowman, and either Marquette or 
Hess in the backfield. 

W.A.A. Officers 
Plan Meetings 

Swimming Parties 
To Highlight Season 

Officers of the W. A. A. held a 
meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, to plan a 
general meeting of all members in 
the near future. Members will also 
be interested in the news of a 
swimming party to be held at the 
Hershey Pool. The date will be an- 
nounced at the meeting. 

Arrangements are also under way 
for a gala weekend party— big event 
of the season. Particulars may not 
be disclosed in this issue; however, 
all ye socialites, prepare yourselves 
for a super surprise. 

Do you realize there are 33, and 
only 33 more days until Christmas 
by which time you will want to 
have sent Christmas greetings to 
all your friends. Order your Christ- 
mas cards now from the fine selec- 
tion of Christmas greetings avail- 
able through the Women's Athletic 
Association. Place your orders ear- 

Girls Team Loses 
To Millersville, 
Then Wins Three 

Ross, Shultz, Kmm«r Stcr 
As Losing Streak Stops 

The Dutchgirls fell all over the 
field at Millersville State Teachers' 
College on November 5. A very slip- 
pery field slowed down the game 
considerably. However, the home 
team managed to cage the ball six 
times. The final score, 6-2, was not 
a shut-out for Lebanon Valley with 
"Marty" Ross and Ruth Kramer 
each scoring a point. 

November 7, proved to be a red 
letter day because the Dutchgirls 
gained their wings and made a 
good take-off by defeating Susque- 
hanna University 2-1 at that place. 
This turned out to be the toughest 
contest as yet played. Calling of 
fouls seemed to reach the maxi 
mum; the referees called a time- 
out to attempt to stop the rough 
ness. In spite of this, the fleety left 
wing, Ella Shultz, was able to score 
twice, thus enabling L.V.C. to 
emerge victorious. 

A return game was played two 
days later on the home field. Our 
Blue and White Lassies really used 
teamwork to score three goals. Sus- 
quehanna was held scoreless, al- 
though they threatened the Valley 
goal several times. Several mem- 
bers of the squad were given a 
chance to participate in the second 

A determined group of hockeyists 
met the Millersville team on the 
Lebanon Valley field on November 
12. A bitterly fought contest finally 
yielded a 1-1 tie with our agile cen- 
ter forward, "Marty" Ross, scoring 
for the home team. 

The Dutchgirls really clicked on 
November 15 at Shippensburg State 
Teachers' College. The final score 
was 4-0 with Lebanon Valley on 
top. During most of the game the 
ball was in Shippensburg territory. 
Janet Weaver scored twice and Ella 
Shultz once in the first half. A 
bunching in front of the goal en- 
abled "Marty" Ross to score in the 
middle of the second period. Again 
the rest of the squad were given an 
opportunity to play. 

The varsity members are: 

R.W.— Betty Jean Slifer. 

R.I. — Janet Weaver. 

C.F. — Marty Ross. 

L.I.— Esther Engle. 

L.W.— Ella Shultz. 

R.H.— Phyllis Miller. 

C.H. — Jean Bedger. 

L.H. — Irene Ebersole. 

R.F. — Ruth Light. 

L.F. — Irene Withers. 

G. — Gush Goodman. 

Other members of the squad are: 
Ruth Kramer, Florence Barnhart, 
Helen Hartz, Dorothy Werner, Es- 
ther Bell, Doris Thomas. 


Always Welcome 
To You 

Be it a coke 

a sandwich 

or a full course dinner 


Meet Mateyak 

Probably the least known or 
publicized of all the Flying Dutch 
men is the young man who plays 
more football than any other grid- 
ster on the team. Few fans realize 
his presence, but the Valleymen 
themselves . and their opponents 
can fully attest at the end of the 
game, that like the proverbial Kil- 
roy, he was there. 

Yes, the sports personality this 
week is that bulwark of the right 
side of the Valley line, Paul Mate- 
yak. Paul, teaming with Schmalzer 
at the tackle post, give the Dutch- 
men a most commendable set at 
these positions. As already has 
been stated, seldom does he miss 
more than two minutes of any 
game — quite an iron-man record. 

Paul was born in Seek, Pennsyl- 
vania, but grew up in Tamaqua, 
where he was an outstanding star 
in high school athletics. He did not 
confine his talents to one sport, 
as the following record will show. 
In addition to his favorite sport, 
football, in which he played "tack- 
le" and served as co-captain, he 
was captain of the track team, his 
specialty being weights, and was a 
valuable member of the basketball 

The always interesting statistics 
reveal that the 21-year-old Mr. Ma- 
teyak misses being a six-footer by 
a scant half-inch, and tips the 
scales somewhere in the neighbor- 
hood of 180 pounds. 

Paul first adorned the campus 
of LVC in September of 1941, and 
he remained here until the end of 
the first semester, leaving in Janu- 
ary of the following year. He en- 
tered service in February of 1943 
serving until October of 1945. The 
great majority of that time, 2 years 
to be exact, was spent overseas in 
the E.T.O. theater. France, Ger- 
many, and Czechoslovakia were 
among the countries he visited. 

Majoring in Business Adminis- 
tration, Paul is studying for a 
BS. degree with a minor in Edu- 
cation. His ambition is to be an 
accountant, and possibly do some 
coaching in his free hours. 

Paul is married, happily, we 
mteht add, as it has been more 
than four years since he slipped 
that "fatal" ring on his wife's left 

LVC Wins 3rd Straight Game; 
Whips PMC 13 to At Chester 

Hen DiJohnson Stars in Juniata College 
And Pennsylvania Military Victories 

The Blue and White of Lebanon 
Valley waved in triumph for the 
third week in a row as the Flying 
Dutchmen defeated an underdog 
Penn Military College eleven 13-0 at 
Chester. Some Sports Prognosticat- 
ors gave the Dutchmen a thirty- 
five point advantage over the Ca- 
dets. PMC put up a bitter defensive 
game in a vain effort to end the 
current Valley winning streak. 

The whole game story was Henry 
DiJohnson again this week as the 
Dutchmen invaded foreign soil for 
the fourth time this season. Di- 
Johnson got away on a beautiful 43 
yard run that set up the first Valley 
score. Herb Eckenroth fired a 12 
yard pass to Pat Clemens in the 
end zone to climax the scoring 
drive set in motion by DiJohnson's 
long run. After this first period 
score the two teams battled on even 
terms until the half. 

Being held in check during the 
second period, the Valley decided 
that it was time to put a stop to 
the scoring famine. Hen DiJohnson 
personally took charge of the pig- 
skin and with the exception of a 
15 yard run by Pete Gamber, he 
carried the ball upfield for 80 yards. 
DiJohnson started the offensive 
with a 20 yard spurt to the Valley 
40 yard line. He followed this with 
several short gains of five, eight, 
and ten yards. After Gamber broke 
loose to the Cadets' seven yard line, 
DiJohnson swept over the wide 
stripe for the Valley's second and 
final score of the day. Pete Gam- 
ber made the extra point to end 
the scoring for the Dutchmen. 

The Cadets who scored but one 
touchdown all year, that being 
against Moravian last week, had 
nothing to offer in the way of an 
offensive game. The deepest they 
penetrated in the Blue and White 
territory all day was to the 27 yard 
line. Ken Bowley, the Cadets' pass- 
ing ace, was repsonsible for the 
two feeble attempts at scoring. The 
deepest thrust was stopped when a 
Bowley pass was intercepted by big 
Ben Wasilewski, the alert Valley 
center. The other PMC offensive 
thrust was brought to a halt when 
Pat Clemens grabbed another Bow- 
ley pass and stopped the advancing 

Hen DiJohnson shone for the vis- 
iting Dutchmen by setting up the 
first touchdown and scoring the 
second. He broke loose on two long 
gains of 20 and 43 yards to keep 
the Valley's offensive on the move. 
Herb Eckenroth, despite an injured 
knee, saw enough action to heave 
one touchdown pass. Pete Gamber 
who started in place of Eckenroth 
performed very well at the quarter- 
back spot. Pat Clemens, who looked 
very good against Juniata last 
week, gave another good account of 
himself in a substitute role. He 
caught Eckenroth's pass for first 
score and intercepted an important 
PMC aerial to end a Cadet advance. 


The Flying Dutchmen from LVc 
continued their complete series 
domination over the hapless Juni- 
ata Indians by administering a 
merciful 19 to beating to the i n . 
vading Orange and Black team last 
Saturday. It was the fifteenth win 
in sixteen games for the Blue and 
White over the Indians. One score- 
less tie is the only mark on the per- 
fect series record now held by LVc 
A small Dad's Day crowd shivered 
as they watched the game which 
had little to offer the spectators 
outside of straight power football 
Following an exchange of punts 
in the first quarter, the Blue and 
White took over for its first offen- 
sive drive of the day. Bob Hess and 
Rinso Marquette took the ball to 
the Juniata ten yard line in four 
running plays. Eckenroth made it 
a first down on the Indians' seven 
and then the hero of the day, Hen 
DiJohnson, plowed off the re- 
maining distance to the goal line. 
Pete Gamber came in and added 
the extra point to put the Dutch- 
men out in front 7 to 0. 

After gaining possession of the 
ball once again the Valley proceed- 
ed to put on another ground at- 
tack that carried all the way to the 
Juniata eleven yard line before be- 
ing stopped. Juniata tried a quick 
kick that was deflected off an in- 
coming Dutchman. This set the 
stage for the second score. Power- 
ing down inside the five yard line,, 
the Dutchmen shook Hen DiJohn- 
son off on his second touchdown 
jaunt of the day. Gamber 's at- 
tempted placement went wide and 
the half ended with the Valley 
leading 13 to 0. 

Late in the third period a Juni- 
ata quick kick carried over forty 
yards to the Blue and White 3S 
yard line. Herb Eckenroth sent a 
long pass downfield to Roman on 
the Juniata 34 yard line. Rinso 
Marquette followed this with a run 
good for a first down on the Juni- 
ata twenty. Marquette almost broke 
loose on the play, but was brought 
down deep in the Indians' second- 
ary after twisting and spinning out 
of the grasp of several would-be 
Juniata tacklers. Hen DiJohnson 
stepped on the scene once again 
with a twenty yard dash around 
left end to score what would have 
been his third touchdown of the 
day had it not been recalled for a 
Valley clipping penalty. After two 
more plays had netted only six 
yards, Eckenroth dropped back and 
shot a long pass to Marquette in 
the end zone for the final score of 
the day. 

DiJohnson, Marquette, and Hess 
were the most consistent ground 
gainers for the Dutchmen. Herb 
Eckenroth continued his fine quar- 
terbacking of the team coupled 
with some brilliant passing in t& e 
second half. 

Dr. Lynch and Gockley 
Attend Conference 

Dr. Lynch and Rev. Gockley are 
attending the General Conference 
of the United Brethren Church at 
Johnstown. They left for Johns- 
town November 13 and are expected 
back November 22 or 23. 

Ben Franklin Store 


If we don't have what you want, allow us to get it. 

Open Friday and Saturday nights - E. M. WOLFE, Prop. 





No. 6 

Cheerleaders' Campaign 
For Fund Nears Close 

Group Hopes Hard Work Will Pay Off 
In More and Better School Spirit 

With the opening of the basket- 
ball season on Lebanon Valley's 
home floor tomorrow evening, the 
cheerleaders hope to see an in- 
crease in the school spirit on cam- 
pus and at the games. Many new 
cheers have been worked up which 
are appropriate for the basketball 
season. For those who like to sing, 
there will be new songs to be ac- 
companied by the German Band. 

The cheerleaders soon expect to 
be able to place their order for new 
uniforms which ml\ match the uni- 
forms of the band. The girls' sec- 
tion of the cheering squad will have 
blue skirts with six white kick 
pleats, blue jerkins, and white 
blouses. Blue trousers and white 
sweaters will be the official uniform 
for the male members of the squad. 
Bids for the uniforms have already 
been received and the order will be 
placed as soon as possible. 

The "Square Dance Jamboree," 
sponsored by the cheerleaders, net- 
ted them $108.00 to be placed in 
the fund for the uniforms. In or- 
der to raise the additional $200 nec- 
essary for the purchase of the de- 
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YWCA Plans Early 
Morning Service 

Tableaux of Christmas 
Story to Highlight Service 

As an observance of the Christ- 
mas season, an early morning ser- 
vice is being sponsored by the Y. 
W. C. A. on Friday, December 20, at 
6:00 A. M. The service will be held 
in the College Church. 

A carol sing will be conducted at 
the beginning of the program and 
will be followed by special Christ- 
mas music and scripture references. 
Tableaux of the Christmas story 
will be shown throughout the pro- 

Ruth Billow is chairlady of the 
committee in charge of the pro- 
gram, assisted by Opal Shumate, 
Thelma Zimmerman, Burnell Kes- 
Se l, and Lois Shank. 

Alumni Fete Honor 
Football Squad 

Former Blue and White 
Athlete is Chief Speaker 

Members of the Lebanon Valley 
^46 football squad were guests at a 
jminer given in their honor by the 
Jfbanon County Lebanon Valley 
College Alumni Association at the 
tfotel Weimer in Lebanon on Thur., 
Member 5. 

j c harlie Gelbert, a Lebanon Val 
, ey alumnus, former major league 
? as eball star, and head coach of 
as eball at Lafayette College, deliv- 
e d the principal talk of the even- 
His subject was "The Inside of 
aseball and the Humorous Side of 
Ports." Gelbert, a three letter man 
nile at Lebanon Valley, is remem- 
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Kalo Elects 
Miles Harriger 
Anniversary Head 

L. V. C.'s Kalozetean Literary So- 
ciety held its annual elections Mon- 
day night, December 2. A week la- 
ter they had another meeting and 
planned a few of the social events 
they will have next semester. 

Carl Derr, former president of 
the organization, got the election 
rolling. When Miles Harriger was 
elected as the new president, Carl 
gave him the job of running things 
from there on. William Keeler was 
then chosen secretary and Karl 
Miller, treasurer. Kenny Fidler re- 
tained his position of vice presi- 

From a social standpoint, Kalo 
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Cupid Makes Triple 
Hit on L.V.C. Campus 

Announcement has been made of 
the engagement of Miss Nancy 
Suydam Armstrong, daughter of 
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Armstrong, of 
Whistling Meadows Farm, Blooms- 
bury, New Jersey, and Mr. George 
H. Armstrong, of New York, to Mr. 
Mark Goodwin Clarke, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Eugene C. Clarke, of 
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Miss 
Armstrong is in her junior year at 
Wilson College. Mr. Clarke, who 
served with the 4th Infantry Di- 
vision in the European theatre, is 
now majoring in music at Lebanon 
Valley College. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Newman, of 
Hagerstown, Md., announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Miss 
Doris Lee Newman, to Mr. John 
Emerson Shettel, son of the Rev. 
Dr. and Mrs. Paul O. Shettel, Sr., of 
Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of 
Annville, Penna. 

Miss Newman, an English major, 
is a junior at Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege. A ministerial student at the 
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Annual Christmas Banquet 
And Gala Dance Tonight 

Orchestra and Turkey are the Main 
Attractions on Tasty Holiday Menu 


Seniors Elect 
David Shaner 
Class President 

Distribution of "Quitties" 
After Beginning of Year 

On Tuesday, December 3, Ken- 
neth Fidler, ex-president of the 
senior class, called a meeting of the 
class during the chapel period. 
There was a record attendance 
since all who were present received 
no chapel cut. The first matter dis- 
cussed was the yearbook; the year- 
book committee reported that it 
will be distributed, sometime after 
the first of the year. The paying of 
class dues was also discussed and 
all the members were urged to at- 
tend to this as soon as possible. 
It was then decided that officers 
should be elected for the coming 
semester since there are a number 
of the class graduating in Janu 
ary. They are as follows : President, 
David Shaner; Vice-President, Geo. 
Edwards; Secretary, Irene Eber- 
sole; and Treasurer, Robert Zim 
merman. After the new president 
took the chair one of the members 
made the suggestion that this 
year's graduation be an outdoor 
one. This suggestion was accepted 
by the class with great enthusiasm 
David then appointed a committee 
to look into this and report to the 
class at the next meetnig. 

Former Faculty Member 
Announces New Arrival 

Dr. and Mrs. Milton L. Stokes, of 
Hanover, Pa., have announced the 
birth of a son, Robert Gordon, on 
Nov. 19. Dr. Stokes, former profes 
sor of economics at Lebanon Val- 
ley, is now associate professor of 
economics at Penn State. 

Social Calendar 

Dec. io — Christmas Banquet 

Dec. 20 — Findlay College Basketball 
Game at home 

Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 — Christmas Vacation 

Jan. 7 — Regular Meeting of Chem- 
istry Club 

Jan. io — L. V. C. Symphony Orch- 
estra Concert 

Jan. 1 1 — E 1 i z a bethtown Basketball 
Game at Elizabethtown 

Jan. 15 — Albright Basketball Game at 

Jan. 16— Next Issue of La Vie 


Delphian Selects 
Evelyn Stonecipher 
To Head Anniversary 

In order to plan for a joint dance 
to be held on the last week-end in 
March, Evelyn Stonecipher has 
been elected Anniversary President 
of Delphian Literary Society. The 
affair will be a dinner dance and 
strictly formal. The committees ap- 
pointed are: Place — Betty Jean 
Butt, Barbara Blouch; Alumni — 
Nora Goodman, Helen Dickel, Janet 
Weaver, Marty Miller, Jean Hiss- 
ner, and Ann Gilbert; Invitations 
— Nancy Wall, Irene Withers, and 
Ruth Gearhart; Orchestra — Peggy 
Smith, Dorothy Thomas; Dinner — 
Millie Neff and Mary Jane Flinch - 
baugh; Favors — Kathleen Garis 
and Sara Zellers. 

Students Appear 
In Formal Recital 

A student recital was held in En- 
gle Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The 
participants all performed remark- 
ably well in the following program: 

Sonata in G Minor Scarlatti 

Sonata in C Major Scarlatti 

Helen Dickel, Piano 

Clouds Charles 

A Little Shepherd Song . .Edwards 
Mary Louise Horst, Voice 
Janet Grassglass, Accompanist 

Second Concert Study Yon 

Helen Long, Organ 

Silent Moon Williams 

Aurore Faure 

Hindoo Chant Bemberg 

Barbara Beittel, Mezzo Soprano 
Betty Ruth Jones, Accompanist 
Prelude Op. 34 No. 14.. Shostakovich 
Prelude Op. 34 No. 24.. Shostakovich 

Toccata Khachaturian 

Thomas Schaak, Piano 
Concerto No. 1 Op. 412 

Mozart- Sansone 
Paul Fisher, French Horn 
Betty Ruth Jones, Accompanist 

(Continued on Page 7) 

Evergreens, rustling skirts, and 
soft candle-light will mark the cli- 
max of the holiday season tonight 
at the dorm students' Christmas 
Banquet. This annual affair spon- 
sored by the Jiggerboard and Men's 
Senate is guaranteed to give you 
that real Yuletide spirit. Following 
tradition, this year for the first 
time since the beginning of the war, 
the occasion will be semi-formal. 

After an elaborate turkey dinner, 
which promises to exceed any 
known to college diners, a master 
of ceremonies will preside in each 
of the North Hall dining rooms, 
Paul Fisher and Miles Harriger in 
charge. A varied musical program 
will be presented. Those perform- 
ing are : Carl Derr, Willis Hackman, 
Ralph Moody, and John Adams in 
a trombone quartette; Jack Snave- 
ly, clarinet; and Sara Schott, vio- 
linist; accompanied by Barbara 

The festivities will then be ad- 
journed to the Annville High School 
gymnasium, decorated especially 
for this event, and there you may 
enjoy dancing to the music of Ed- 
die Englehart's band 8:30 to 11:30. 

Conserv Formal 
Smooth Affair 

Big Dinner-Dance Held 
In the Yorktowne Hotel 

Amid the colorful setting of the 
Yorktowne Hotel, on Friday, De- 
cember 6, the Conservites staged 
one of the most sucsessful dinner- 
dances ever held by Lebanon Val- 
ley students. After a delicious din- 
ner, very nicely served, the Con- 
servites and their dates danced to 
the smooth music of Bud Lehr and 
his orchestra. 

Prof, and Mrs. Edward P. Rut- 
ledge, Prof, and Mrs. D. Clarke Car- 
mean, and Miss Mary E. Gillespie 
served as chaperones. Approximate- 
ly seventy couples attended and all 
report having had a wonderful 

Psych Club Topic 

Invitation is Extended 
To Interested Students 

"A Case Study in Schizophrenia" 
was the subject of a talk delivered 
by Anna Erdley before the mem- 
bers of the Psychology Club at their 
monthly meeting on Monday, De- 
cember 9. Madalyn Quickel presid- 
ed at the meeting, which was held 
in the Day Student Room in South 

Miss Erdley described a case of 
this type of psychosis which shs 
observed while serving in the U. S. 
Army Nurse Corps. 

Jean Hudyma will be the princi- 
pal speaker at the next meeting of 
the organization, to be held on Jan. 
6, in Delphian Hall. The Psychol- 
ogy Club extends an invitation to 
all who are interested in their work. 




Established 1925 

Vol. XXIII— No. 6 

Thursday, December 19, 1946 

LA VIE COLLEGIENNE is published bi-weekly throughout the college 
year, except holiday vacations and examination periods, by the students 
of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. 

LA VIE is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Inter- 
collegiate Press. National advertising is secured through the National 
Advertising Service, Inc., College Publishers Representative, New York, 
N. Y. 

Theodore D. Keller 

Maryruth Stahl 


News Editor Alvin C. Berger, Jr. 

Sports Editor Ronald Baker 

Conservatory Editor Elinor Strauss 

Feature Editor Joanne Kessler 

Veteran's Editor John A. Fidler 

Exchange Editor Ruth Gearhart 

Advisers Drs. Struble, Wallace, and Rutledge 


Business Manager Melvyn Bowman 

Circulation Editor Carl Derr 

Adviser Dr. John F. Lotz 

Esther Bell, Dale P. Girton, Elaine Heilman, Jean Hudyma, Betty R. 
Jones, Martha Matter, Doris Newman, Richard Pye, Madalyn Quickel, 
John Shettel, Marycarol Salzman, Charles Tome, Frederick S. Tice, 
Donald Weiman, James E. Wert, Rhoda Ziegler, Thelma Zimmerman. 


Doris H. Clements, Manager; Ruth Billow, Theresa Dolan, Elaine Heil- 
man, Erma Murphy, Carolyn Boeddinghaus, Erma Gainor, Jean Hu- 
dyma, Lorraine Spangler, Ruth Gearhart, Barbara Kleinfelter. 

Charles A. McConnell Harry Himmelberger 

Jim Gregg 

Another Vanishing Dutchman 

AS our semester rolls- to a close some of us wonder just when the Y's on campus 
are going to get on the ball. We realize that Freshman Week was a lot 
•of work, but did it tire you out so much that you haven't been able to recuperate 
since. The way we understand it is this: Some; of the people who were given a 
job where they could carry out their ideas are now still quite satisfied to sit 
back and think of things for other people to do. Take for example the nickel dance 
last Saturday night. The person or persons in charge, whoever they were, certainly 
weren't there to collect nickels. Perhaps this was unavoidable because of the 
weekend but surely they could have had someone there to take charge of the affair. 

Another of our Vanishing Dutchmen in the "Rec Hour" which for years has 
given fellows and girls a chance to get together in the middle of the week for a 
little supervised recreation. There was always dancing, ping-pong, pool, cards, and 
just a good get-together offered for one and a half hours on Wednesday or 
Thursday evening every week except during exams. It is our opinion that these 
sessions were enjoyed by every one concerned and we feel that they should be 
once again a part of the social activity on campus. 

Weekly Meditation 

"8 And there were in the same 
country shepherds abiding in the 
field, keeping watch over their flock 
by night. ' 

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord 
came upon them, and the glory of 
the Lord shone round about them: 
and they were sore afraid. 

10 And the angel said unto them, 
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you 
good tidings of great joy, which 
shall be to all people. 

11 For unto you is born this day 
in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord. 

12 And this shall be a sign unto 
you; Ye shall find the babe 
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying 
in a manger. 

13 And suddenly there was with 
the angel a multitude of the heav- 
enly host praising God, and saying, 

14 Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace, good will to- 
ward men. 

15 And it came to pass, as the 
angels were gone away from them 
into heaven, the shepherds said one 
to another, Let us now go even unto 
Bethlehem, and see this thing 
which has come to pass, which the 
Lord hath made known to us. 

16 And they came with haste, 
and found Mary, and Joseph, and 
the babe lying in a manger. 

17 And when they had seen it, 

they made known abroad the say- 
ing which was told them concern- 
ing this child. 

18 And all they that heard it 
wondered at those things which 
were told them by the shepherds. 

19 But Mary kept all these 
things, and pondered them in her 

20 And the shepherds returned, 
glorifying and praising God for all 
the things that they had heard 
and seen, as it was told unto them." 
—Luke 2:8-20. 

The Christmas spirit, a mystic 
dynamic element, is the heart of all 
Christmas. It is what the wise men 
saw in a star — what shepherds 
heard in angel voices. It is God 
speaking to men; and it is in the 
stillness of our souls that we hear 
him speak. 

Remember the story of the shep- 
herds ; — how they were watching 
their flocks at night, and how they 
were frightened when they heard 
the angel voices, telling the won- 
derful message of the birth of the 

Remember how they set their 
faces toward the city of David, how 
they came upon it sleeping under 
the eternal stars. And when they 
had come to the manger where 
Mary and Joseph and the baby 
were, they saw that heaven had 
unfolded and let down her dearest 
treasure to earth. 

Give Back the Song 

A Christmas Message from President Clyde A. Lynch 

"For lo' the days are hastening on, 
By prophet bards foretold, 
When with the ever-circling years. 
Comes round the age of gold ; 
When Peace shall over all the earth 
Its ancient splendors fling, 
And the whole world gives back the song 
Which now the angels sing!" 

THE anxious and corroding years of the recent war have been succeeded 
by the anxious and yearning months of peace. That these blundering months of 
fragile peace may be followed by a civilization-cancelling catastrophe is the frantic 
fear of many intelligent persons- who are cognizant of the inflammable structure 
of our post-war world. But, happily, there are also those brave and bright spirits 
who dare to hope that our projected "world order" may become a glorious reality, 
progressively ushering in "the thousand years of peace." 

Where do our depressing fears and our exhilarating hopes meet? In Bethlehem! 
The long-envisioned messianic age cannot be ushered in by brute force; our hope 
does not rest in Bethlehem Steel but in Bethlehem's Manger, Bethlehem's Christ. 
Man's unconqerable spirit defiantly refuses to permit him to give up his protracted 
efforts to ring in the golden age of universal peace and world brotherhood. To 
the Greeks the golden age was in the past; but our orientation is futuristic — the 
illimitable future instead of the crystallized and storied past. "Our ineluctable 
optimism refuses to surrender its dreams of the better world." Surely, this 
unextinguishable messianic hope should be the source of great joy and hearty thanks- 
giving, leading us into the words and spirit of this prayer: "We thank Thee that 
above all the bewilderment of Life arises the song of man's unquenchable faith." 

But while this blessed hope and this unyielding faith sustain us in our 
challenging encounters' with those disintegrating forces which would otherwise 
freeze our hearts with fear, the skeptic persistently whispers into our ears the 
paralyzing denial that there will ever be a truly "Age of Gold." Cynicism scorn- 
fully laughs at the "absurd idea" ; for these "merchants of gloom and traders in 
despair" say that "our leaders are in a power dive and their controls are frozen." 
Shall we, therefore, despairingly close our frightened eyes and tensely await the 
inevitable and final crash? 

The angelic song which once "came upon the midnight clear" now comes 
upon our midnight gloom. Nearly all our hymnals contain this popular Christmas 
carol, written in 1849 by a Unitarian clergyman of Massachusetts. How can we 
take this lilting carol and make it a living song?— a. song which will help us over- 
come cynicism with faith and banish from our lives those unspeakable terrors 
which haunt men's minds and degrade their hearts into "inner sanctums" of blood- 
curdling horrors. How can we make this carol become alive — a reality in the 
thoughts and deeds of men? How can symbolism be translated into experience, 
and how can the music of idealism penetrate our deaf ears and stir our secular 
hearts to quicken their beats as we march into the New Year with our faces toward 
the light? 

Ralph Barton Perry, Harvard's philosopher, once said: "If a factor such as an 
ideal makes any difference, there may be situations in which it makes all the 
difference." The Christmas ideal doe& make all the difference; but its complete 
realization seems so very far removed from our little life-span that we fail to 
attempt to give implementation to it now. Have all past generations lived and died 
vicariously to produce in the far-extended future a generation which will come 
into the glory and blessedness of that "one far-off divine event toward which the 
whole creation moves"? Is this to be our fate, also? 

As I write, the door bell rings-. I open the door and see a small boy standing 
there. He asks, "Do you want to buy a Christmas green — only fifteen cents?" I 
reply, "My wife isn't here ; I don't know. Come around again." But the lad 
replies, "We don't come around no more." His grammar was obviously poor, 
but his argument was undeniably good. Opportunities are passing — others may 
come — but, who knows? 

But this much we can do : In our place and in our own time, here and now, we 
can accelerate the progress of this beautiful ideal by making it come true, partially 
at least. And the accumulations and the contagion of these partial realizations of the 
ideal will move the human family on toward the "Age of Gold." Thus the ideal 
now, as always, is coming true. Christmas may be shared now if we can but hear 
the angelic voices above the Babel sounds of war-mongers, confused statesmen and 
scheming and grasping demagogues who would mold the masses into their diabolical 

Yes, regardless of what others may do or fail to do, I may keep Christmas ; for 
the t "Age of Gold" has come round again with another of "the ever-encircling 
years." On the campus, in our homes, among our friends and, particularly, among 
the under-privileged, for whom there is "no room in the inn," we can give back 
the song the angels sang. Let us» listen to the heavenly music and follow the leading 
light in the sky — when this event occurs, it is truly Christmas, a preview and fore- 
taste of (the "Age of Gold ;" and we experience in ourselves and among others of 
similar vision and spirit that the whole, wide world will some day realize. Indiv- 
iduals and small groups are "tuning up," in anticipation of earth's great symphonic 
response to the angelic music which the shepherds of Bethlehem heard as they 
watched their flocks by night. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good 
will toward men." 

Circulation Sparks 

(Editor's Note:— As a follow up to 
a letter from "Two By-Standers" 
appearing in this column of the 
last edition of LA VIE, we wish to 
report that Mr. David Gockley, dur- 
ing a special interview, showed to 
us the chapel attendance slips in 
question. Mr. Gockley has these as 
well as the attendance slips of the 
entire student body for the entire 
year on file in his office and will 
be glad to show them to anyone de- 
siring to see them.) 

Green Blotter Supplement 

This year the La Vie again pre- 
sents, as was its custom before the 
war, a full four page Green Blotter 
Supplement as a Christmas present 
to our readers. We wish to thank the 
Green Blotter Club for the cooperation 
they have given us in preparing their 
manuscripts, and particularly the 
"Head Scop" and "Keeper of the 
Word Horde" for the time spent in 
the proofing and make-up of the 

Recruits Select 
Committee to Plan 
New Constitution 

Active Club has Already 
Made Ten Deputations 

A committee for drafting a new 
constitution was decided upon at 
the Life Work Recruits' last meet, 
ing. Members are as follows: War. 
ren Trumbo, chairman, Ruth Gear, 
hart, Burnell Kessel, Frank Senger 
and Edward Wert. 

Religious Emphasis Week was set 
for the first week in March. The 
theme is "Are Ye Able?" 

Ten deputations have been made 
by the club this fall, the first one 
being at Shiremanstown, Pa., Oct. 
27. The speaker for this evening 
worship service was Doris Newman. 
John Shettel was leader; Mildred 
Emerich provided the music. 

Harold Zeigler spoke on Novem- 
ber 17, for the 9 A. M. worship at 
Colonial Park, and the 10 A.M. Lin- 
glestown worship. Also Ethel Mae 
Beam spoke to the Junior Christian 
Endeavor at Jonestown, and Frank 
Senger spoke to the Christian En- 
deavor group in Avon, Pa., the same 
day. Russell Getz, baritone, pro- 
vided the special music. 

Ed Wert delivered the sermon 
and Wayne Beam spoke to the 
Christian Endeavor group at Grace 
United Brethren Church in Carlisle 
on November 24. Mrs. Warren 
Trumbo was Sunday School speak- 
er for the Girls' Day service at the 
Highville United Brethren Church 
in Conestoga, Pa. Mildred Emerich 
provided special music. 

Ruth Billow was speaker for the 
Junior Department Rally Day at 
the Campbelltown United Brethren 
Church, while Jerry Klippinger 
spoke for the Sunday School Rally 
at the Rocherty United Brethren 
Church. Both are in Campbelltown, 

President Attends 
Important Meetings 

Lynches Entertain Faculty 
At Thanksgiving Dinner 

Dr. and Mrs. Lynch entertained 
seventy-four faculty members and 
other guests at the Monday presen- 
tation of Henry IV on November 25 
and held their annual Thanksgiv- 
ing dinner in the Hershey Commu- 
nity dining room. 

On November 29 and 30 Dr. and 
Mrs. Lynch and Dr. and Mrs. Stone- 
cipher attended the annual meet- 
ing of the Middle States Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools held in the Hotel Pennsyl- 
vania in New York. On December 
6 and 7 Dr. Lynch, Mr. Feeser, and 
Mr. Mease attended the Middle At- 
lantic States Intercollegiate Ath- 
letic Conference in the Bellevue- 
Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia. VV- 
Lynch as the guest speaker on Sat- 
urday morning spoke on the sub- 
ject : Seeing Intercollegiate Athlet- 
ics through the President's Whi' 
dow. Dr. Lynch addressed the Red 
Lion Lions' Club on December 1° ( 
on the subject: "The Lion's Share. 1 

On Dec. 10th there was a meet' 
ing of three important committees 
in Harrisburg — the finance commit- 
tee with Lloyd Sattazahn as cha#' 
man; the building committee witb 
E. D. Williams as chairman; & n<i 
the executive committee with D r - 
Lynch as chairman. The architect 
Mr. C. S. Buchart, has been auth° r ' 
ized to complete his plans for the 
new buildng. A temporary buildi^ 
has also been promised the colle^ 
by the United States Governme^ 
which will be erected during tb e 





"Quickie," as her nickname would 
indicate, is quite a live wire around 
campus, and needs little introduc- 
tion. This pert, petite senior stands 
five feet short, and comes in a neat 
little package complete with blond 
hair and green eyes. Size, however, 
is no criterion of ability as she has 
ably proved. 

A native of Harrisburg, she grad- 
uated from John Harris High 
School in the class of '43, and upon 
the advice of her chemistry pro- 
fessor, decided to make Lebanon 
Valley her Alma Mater. Here she 
has displayed her versatility by en- 
gaging in numerous activities of a 
highly varied nature. During her 
freshman year she was interested 
in choric speaking, was a member 
of the Freshman "Y" Cabinet, 
member of W.A.A., and on the La 
Vie Staff. Her second year found 
her treasurer of the sophomore 

class, and still writing for La Vie. 
Branching out as a junior, she wid- 
ened her field to include varsity 
hockey, managing basketball, ed- 
iting the "Quittie" sports section, 
and being vice president of the 
"Jiggerboard"; she also joined Psy- 
chology Club and Pi Gamma Mu. 
The latter is a national honorary 
social science society. New addi- r 
tions this year are the Delphian 
presidency, member of the Student 
Faculty Council and being the pop- 
ular hall president of the oldest 
girls' dormitory, South Hall. Inci- 
dentally, "Quickie" is a "psychotic" 
major, and is minoring in social 

Her hobbies are horseback riding, 
collecting scrapbooks, dancing, dat- 
ing, and bull sessions. Plans for the 
future are uncertain, but she 
would like to enter personnel work. 

Her pleasing disposition and sur- 
plus of personality make her suc- 
cess in the future assured. 

Wig and Buckle 
Club Takes to Air 

The Wig and Buckle Club of Leb 
anon Valley College "took to the 
air" on December 4, with a preview 
of their fall production, "January 
Thaw," on radio station WLBR, 
Lebanon. The production was a 
condensation of the stage play. Dr. 
George Struble, author of the re- 
write, was director and served also 
as narrator. Taking into account 
the amount of time the radio sta- 
tion could give for rehearsal, the 
show was very well done. The part 
of Herbert Gage was very well por- 
trayed by Raymond Kline; Betty 
Frank, his wife, did a fine job in 
Ueu of the fact that it was her first 
appearance on the air. The rest of 
the cast did a very admirable job 
considering everything. The stand- 
out part of the play was that of the 
sheriff, played by Paul Kauffman. 
His portrayal of a back woods Con- 
necticut law enforcement officer 
Was splendid, and his voice on the 
a *r was by far the most convincing, 
^he club is intending to do more 
broadcasts of this type in coopera- 
won with WLBR, and anyone inter- 
red should contact Dr. Struble. 

^ornen Day Students 
P1 <m Annual Party 

Saint Nick will visit the women 
oay students when they hold their 
manual Christmas party on Decem- 
er 20. Gifts will be exchanged at 

Lifting Book Lids 

Having heard so much about the 
atomic bomb and its effect upon 
modern civilization, THE ATOM- 
IC REVOLUTION by Robert D. Pat- 
ter, should be of special interest 
to us. This book presents a simpli- 
fied and clear explanation of the 
breaking up of the atom. The il- 
lustrations used to make the theo- 
ries presented more understandable 
are of noteworthy value. 

Those interested in Athletics and 
Physical Education can find the 
following new books among the 
material available in the library. 
"Bowling for All" by Joe Falcaro, 
"Basketball Officiating," Dave To- 
bey, "Golf," Patricia J. Berg, "Phy- 
sical Education in Colleges," by 
William L. Huges, "The Curriculum 
in Sports"— Seward C. Staley. 

Harvey W. Shemer has compiled 
a complete "Index to the Fossils of 
North America*' which will be 
worth investigation by students 
whose interests are in this field 

Sociology is a most up-to-date 
subject, and here are two new and 
up to date books dealing with it: 
"Free Medical Care" by Clarence A 
Peters can be found in the refer 
ence shelf and treats the pros and 
cons of socialized medicine. In ad- 
dition to this, Esther L. Brown has 
written a new book on "Social Work 
As a Profession." 

"Rebellion in the Backlands" by 
Eucylydes da Cunka, "Mexican Gold 
Trail" by George W. Evans, and 
"News From the New World" by 
Louis B. Wright, are three new 
books of original source material 
now available. 

Miss Meyers is pleased to an 
nounce that the library is receiving 
some vertical files from the recent 
purchase, by the college, of surplus 
O.P.A. material. These files will go 
a long way toward aiding the con- 
gested situation in the library. 

kis time as in previous years. 
T he appointment of the following 
^°mmittees has been announced: 
ecorations— Nancy Bright, chair- 
?J ari ; Janet Kreider, Jean Kreider, 
^ ar y Alice Royer, Doris Kilmoyer, 
°rothy Leaman, Phyllis Dale, Eve- 
£ n Habecker, and Betty Miller; and 
reshments — V i v i ft n Werner, 

chairman; Etta Rae Miller, Edith 
Wolfson, Clarion Groff, and Bar- 
bara Christianson. 

At a joint meeting of the Wom- 
en's Commuters' Council and the 
Men's Day Student Congress, it was 
decided to postpone the day stu 
dent dance, which was originally 
scheduled for December 20, until 
February 14. The program will cen 
ter about a Valentine Day theme 
Further announcements concern- 
ing the dance will be made later. 

Decisions were also made by both 
groups concerning the second an- 
nual day student production. Com- 
mittees were appointed and are 
now reading manuscripts. 

<&ut of tlje Crucible 

The pages of the CRUCIBLE fall 
open to this bit of Christmas philo- 
sophy given to the students who 
were preparing for the Yuletide 
season of 1921: 

"When we pack our grip next 
week and start homeward, let us 
resolve to live the significance of 
Christmas. First of all let us be- 
friend someone and offer them a 
breath of Christmas cheer. And 
then let us not forget to do some 
kind deed who hasn't been a fortu- 
nate as ourselves. Bundle up a part 
of your luxurious roast, gather 
some fruit, and a bagful of nuts 
and candies, and carry it around 
the block to that old widow whose 
home you have passed so often. You 
will leave her home with a greater 
feeling of joy and ecstasy than you 
have ever known, and you will be- 
gin to live the spirit of Christmas." 
■The Crucible, Dec. 10, 1921. 

No matter how much pomp and 
luxury we add to the holiday sea- 
son, what really counts is the 
friendly smile to the sophisticate, 
and the helping hand to the beg- 

— o — 

The cozy atmosphere of the dec- 
orated parlors might have inspired 
such a ditty as: 

"His arm it slipped around her 
waist — 
Why shouldn't it? 
Her head it dropped against his 
breast — 
Why shouldn't it? 
Her heart it gave a tender sign- 
Why shouldn't it? 
Her hatpin stuck him in the eye — 
Why shouldn't it?" 

— The Crucible, Dec. 10, 1921. 

Fellas, you can thank your lucky 
stars that a lady can be a lady to- 
day, without a hat! 

The year the Sopomores were 
atop the pile in the Annual Soph 
Fresh game, 13-7. It sems the best 
men really came out on top that 

"Two pints, one quart, 
Two quarts, one fight, 
One fight, two cops, 
Two cop, one Judge, 
One Judge, Thirty days." 

"Any man can make his money 
last, the trouble is to make it first." 
What's money? 

Fashion Tips on Tap 
Wool Formal 

Black velvet bodice, and beauti- 
fully-draped old-rose wool crepe, 
combine to create a dramatic for- 
mal. — (From the November Issue of 
Junior Bazaar) . 

"Autumn is a sad and sweet an- 

Which makes an advantageous 
preparation for the solemn 
adagio of Winter." 

— George Sand. 

Yea, verily, Dame Nature may set 
the pace for all her feminine coun- 
terparts, when she replaces the vi- 
vid tints of Autumn leaves and 
flowers, with the more subdued, but 
no-less-impressive charm of our 
Winter landscape. 

However, Nature's daughters may 
follow her excellent example to a 
certain point — from which they 
strike out on their own, and invari- 
ably can be counted on to come up 
with delightful new twists in fun 
and fashion. 

"As ye sew, so shall ye reap" — 
many admiring glances, and count- 
less compliments, if you perchance 
be as accomplished a seamstress as 
a certain attractive "Junior" miss. 

"Women's faults are many, 
But men have only two, 
Everything they say, 

And everything they do." 

How time does fly; it's now the 
threshold of a new year, the pages 
flutter shut, but I see these four 
short lines: 

"The New Year dawns, 

You start anew! 
May joy and peace 
Accompany you." 
— The Crucible, Jan. 14, 1922. 

Green Blotter Club Holds 
Christmas Meeting 

An early Christmas meeting was 
held by Green Blotter Club, Wed- 
nesday, December 4, at Dr. Struble's 

Christmas manuscripts were read 
and discussed. These and other 
manuscripts are printed on the 
supplement pages of this issue. 

The club voted to print the man- 
uscripts under pen names. 

It was decided that the meeting 
in January will be a mystery meet- 

This Collegiate World 

(By Associated Collegiate Press) 
From Texas Christian University 
comes a tale of something that 
could only happen in an English 
class of GX students. Miss Rippy, 
the instructor, wrote on the board, 
"Jack is a captain," and went on 
to explain that in this case the 
word "captain" was a predicate 

"Now if I said, 'Jack struck the 
captain,' " continued Miss Rippy, 
"what would that be?" Without 
hesitation the class in unison an- 
swered, "Court Martial!" 

* * * 

A student was refused admission 
to Western Michigan College be- 
cause all classroom seats were oc- 
cupied. His ingenuity and deter- 
mination caused the ban to be lift- 
ed by a very simple plan. He now 
carries his own folding chair. 

* * * 

The Oregon Daily Emerald tells 
of an Eastern paper, which in ref- 
erence to a venerable war veteran 
of the glorious past, made the em- 
barrassing error of calling him a 
battle-scared veteran. 

With the indignant remarks of 
the old soldier's family ringing in 
his ears, the editor quickly ordered 
that a correction be made. This was 
done, and the item apologized for 
the error— stating that ^hey really 
meant to call the man a "bottle- 
scarred" veteran. 

* * * 

What Ziegfield did for the Amer- 
ican girl, Tully Petty, freshman art 
student at Texas Christian Univer- 
sity has done for the male sports 
shirt: glorified it. 

Convinced that even a yellow 

Upon inquiry, this young lady re- 
vealed to her eager admirers the 
interesting fact that she had in- 
deed designed and created her 
wool-challis frock, in a delectable 
shade of raspberry-rose, designed 
on simple lines — and had also cro- 
cheted its exquisite white lace trim, 
which effectively outlined the 
square neck and short sleeves. 

But those of us who are not as 
generously gifted need not become 
disheartened, when the ready-to- 
wear departments of all reputable 
shops continue to • offer such an 
amazing variety of style, size, and 

Seen at L. V. C. Legionnaire 
Dance at Venn-Harris: 

Truly, this was an eye -opening 
social function, and thoroughly en- 
joyable in every respect. Of par- 
ticular interest to your fashion ed- 
itor (who "covered" the dance for 
this column, which term could not 
be applied to feminine shoulders!), 
was the emergence of ultra-formal 
evening attire. 

It would be impossible to record 
here the descriptions of all the ex- 
quisite gowns seen there, but the 
following three numbere were out- 
standing: — a dream-blue, sheer, 
off -the -shoulder style, effectively 
simple, and trimmed only with a 
corsage of dainty white pom-poms; 
second, in direct contrast; — a so- 
phisticated black silk crepe, again 
severly-simple, depending only up- 
on a single, crimson, bird-in-flight 
design on skirt and bodice, and 
dramatically-draped; last, but not 
least, shades of the "Gay Nineties" 
—another black, but this time de- 
signed along the old-fashioned da- 
guerrotype neckline, of stiff black 
net, on princess lines, and to com- 
plete the picture, a heavy, silver 
filigree -and- jet choker. It is be- 
coming increasingly evident that 
the new-style gowns will allow the 
public to admire feminine shoul- 
ders — reminiscent of the end-of- 
the-last-century styles— do I hear 
any complaints, fellows? 

With the advent of a gay holiday 
period, with its round of activities, 
ranging all the way from super- 
formal dances to the cozy "dorm" 
parties — veryone is anxious to look 
their best. Meanwhile, this column 
will be o» visual tip-toe for any- 
thing and everything new, startling 
and eye-catching— so, forewarned 
is forearmed, — chillun — our camer- 
amen have their shutters trained, 
on— Y-O-U! 


gabardine shirt has its dull mo- 
ments, Petty bought several and 
painted their fronts with colorful 
outdoor scenes. For example, on the 
right side he would paint a man 
shooting pheasant; on the left side, 
a dead pheasant plummeting 
down; and clear across the mid- 
riff — an appropriate landscape. 

Another yellow shirt is entitled 
"Showdown." On the right a sharp- 
shooting cowboy stands with his 
smoking pistols; on the left, one 
dead hombre. The left side of the 
shirt seems to be "No Man's Land" 
in either case. If you ever have a 
missing button, you can always 
claim it was shot off. 

Besides shirts, he paints ties, 
shorts, shirts, and scarfs. A local 
department store has placed orders 
for some of his scarfs, replete with 
top hat, lamp post, and champagne 
glass designs. 

* * * 
College-bred, according to the 
latest recipe book, is a four-year 
loaf made by father's dough . . . 
and there's nothing like a good 
seasoning now and then . . . 



The Mailing List 

Kilroy Says ♦ 

S. 0. P. 

Dr. E. N. Funkhouser 
Presides Over 
Alumni Banquet 

On Monday evening at 6 : 00 P. M., 
in the Capital Hotel, Johnstown, 
Pa., a group of 99 Lebanon Valley 
Alumni and friends gathered for 
a banquet held in connection with 
the General Conference of the Ev- 
angelical United Brethren then in 

The banquet was presided over 
by Dr. Elmer N. Funkhouser, Presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of 
Lebanon Valley. Distinguished peo- 
ple present included four Bishops, 
five Conference Superintendents, 
six General Church Officers, and six 
College and Seminary Presidents. 

Special guests included Mrs. S. S. 
Hough, who this year is celebrating 
her 50th year since graduation 
from Lebanon Valley College. Mrs. 
Hough graduated from here in 1896. 
Another special guest was Mr. J.esse 
Haines and his wife. Jesse Haines 
will be remembered as the great St. 
Louis Cardinal pitcher of a gener- 
ation ago. Other special guests in- 
cluded Homer Kline, President of 
the Board of Trustees of Otter- 
bein College; Dr. and Mrs. L. L. 
Hoffman (Mr. Hoffman is the head 
of our Publishing House in Dayton, 
O.) ; Dr. and Mrs. J. Gordon How- 
ard (Dr. Howard is President of Ot- 
terbein College); Dr. H. U. Ropp, 
who served as a former President 
of Lebanon Valley College from 
1897-1906; and Professor and Mrs. 
A. P. Kephart, of North Carolina, 
Prof. Kephart is the son of former 
Bishop Kephart. 

An excellent turkey dinner was 
«n joyed especially as there were no 
•after dinner speeches. Distinguish- 
•ed leaders and guests were intro- 
duced by Dr. Funkhouser, but none 
of them were permitted to speak. 
Dr. C. S. Enck was the oldest Son 
of Lebanon Calley present. Dr. Enck 
graduated in 1891. 

Vets Hold Second 
Annual Dinner-Dance 

The second annual dinner-dance 
formal, sponsored by the veterans 
of World War II of Lebanon Valley 
College, was held in the Penn Har- 
ris Hotel in Harrisburg on Novem- 
ber 23. 

After a delicious turkey dinner 
with all the trimmings, the more 
than 80 couples danced to the 
smooth rhythm of Frank Taylor 
and his orchestra. 

Order Your Key By Mail 

Special Values — Gold Plated Lebanon 
Valley Keys including tax and insur- 
ance, postage 70c. Sterling Silver, $1.00, 
10k Gold, $5.00. Worth double. Agents 
wanted. Your initials and year engrav- 
ed on back, 3c per letter. We make 
Pins, Rings, Dance Favors, Smoker, 
Prom & Fraternity Pins & Keys, Seal 
Mounted Gifts, Novelties, Compacts. 
Mfg. Jewelers 
35 Maiden Lane. New York 7, N. Y. 

One of LA VIE'S Christmas gifts 
to you this year is an exchange col- 
umn. To be more explicit, in our 
eternal struggle to accomplish more 
than is humanly possible in the pe- 
riod Father Time allows, we forget 
that, though we think L.V.C. is the 
"dearest spot on earth," there are 
other institutions of higher learn- 
ing all over the country who have 
the same idea about their stamping 
ground. Therefore, we are endea- 
voring to give you an all over pic- 
ture, or something, thru odds and 
ends we admitted clipped from 
the schools that have us on their 
mailing list. 

o — o — o 

"Coach Henry T. Bream chose his 
all opponent eleven this week and 
named players from Western Mary- 
land, Delaware, Muhlenberg, Lafay- 
ette, Lebanon Valley and Bucknell 
to the mythical eleven. 

Perhaps most outstanding is the 
backfield combination consisting of 
Gene Hubka, Bucknell; Gerald Do- 
herty, Delaware; Jack Crider, Muh- 
lenberg; and Hen Di Johnson, Leba- 
non Valley. The first three all 
proved to be D. and B.'s in small 
college form, while DiJohnson, 
without a doubt, was the speediest 
fullback to face the Bullets all sea- 
son." — The Gettysburgian. 

O — — o 

"This one is just for the pre- 
meds and physics majors: A me- 
chanic cut his hand and a day or 
two later it became infected and 
badly swollen. A doctor examined 
the ailing member and explained, 
"The incision has become contami- 
nated with streptobacillus, causing 
a precipitation of the erocytes, but 
the condition can be materially al- 
leviated by frequent submersion in 
magnesium solution." And the doc- 
tor's charge was $10. 

A few days later the garage 
man's assistant yelled from out 
front, 'Your doctor's here with a 
flat tire. What shall I do?' 

'Diagnose it is an absence of fla- 
tulency of the perimeter, by the 
penetration of a foreign object 
which permitted the compressed 
atmosphere filler to hesitate,' an- 
swered the mechanic, 'and charge 
him accordingly.' " — Boston College 
Heights, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
o — o — o 

"Chess, the game of kings and 
the king of games, makes its bow 
on Juniata's campus as an organ- 
ized pastime. . . . The books say 
chess aspires to the dignity of both 
an art and a science and cultivates 
both memory and reason." — The 

o — o — o 

"Dressed in her father's trousers, 

A silly maid one day 
Went and eloped with a fellow 

What will the papers say? 
Read then the startling headline: 

(Such are the whims of chance) 
That sprung next day from the 

'Flees in Papa's pants!" 
o — o — o 

"Though college days have their 

They can't compare with college 
nights." — The Indiana Penn. 

December, 1946, marked the 
death of the "Scribe of All Scribes" 
— Damon Runyon. It is a 10 to 1 
shot that Mr. Runyon goes down 
in literary annals as the favorite 
writer of all English speaking guys 
and dolls. His career fitted him 
well for this first place eminence. 
For fifty years he roamed the 
world, covering wars and sports, 
murders and trials, as a specialist 
in action. So far as formal school- 
ing is concerned, he is the peer of 
Mark Twain: they both quit school 
at the age of twelve and went to 
work for newspapers. 

He was a playwright, movie pro- 
ducer, and a writer of short stories, 
but primarily, his heart, for half a 
century, has been in news-paper- 
ing. His one boast, the traditional 
boast of any good reporter, was, "I 
never have refused or picked an 
assignment in my life." The one 
real break in Runyon's newspaper 
career came when, at the age of 
fourteen, he joined the Army. This 
was not easily accomplished. Al- 
though the Spanish-American War 
was on, Runyon was forced to trav- 
el from his home state of Colorado 
all the way to Minnesota before he 
found a recruiting officer who 
could be convinced that he was 
eighteen. He saw two years' service 
with the 13th Minnesota Volunteers 
in the Philippines. It is alleged that 
he could have easily avoided sun- 
stroke by standing in the shade of 
his rifle. 

As a discharged veteran, he rose 
rapidly to sports and city editor- 
ships on a newspaper in the Rocky 
Mountain area. The short stories 
he wrote at this time pulled him 
out of the West and brought him 
to Broadway via New York. In the 
big city, he got a chance to go with 
the New York American as a base- 
ball reporter. That was in 1911, and 
this sports assignment carried him 
far. When Pershing led his primi- 
tive expedition into Mexico in 1916, 
Runyon went along as a reporter. 
Later he was a war correspondent 
in France, going over with the First 

During the boom-twenties he had 
no time for story writing; in the 
depression he found time. His for- 
mula as a story writer was simple. 
It is: "Make 'em laugh and make 
'em cry." His characters were not 
fictional, but real "guys and dolls" 
who frequented the beaneries in 
the Forties and Fifties. In fact, he 
once said he made a half million 
dollars writing about that section 
of New York City between Broad- 
way and Columbus Circle. 

Damon Runyon is dead, but his 
"Harry the Horse," the "Lemon 
Drop Kid," and "Little Miss Mark- 
er," will remain with us forever. 

"A typographer's Christmas card to 

his daughter: 
Girls who eat their spinach have 

legs like this: ! ! 
Girls who ride horseback have legs 

like this: ( ) 
Girls who get drunk have legs like 

this: ) ( 

Girls who use good judgment have 
legs like this: X" 

— Lebanon High Newsette. 

o — o — o 

And there it is, complete to the 
greeting card. Merry Christmas: 
With boughs of holly, and mistle- 

With shining candles and hearts 
that glow. 

Your Veterans' Editor did a 
little patrolling the other day 
to find some material to make 
the deadline. Mr. Boyer, who 
is in charge of the Veterans' Of- 
fice in Lebanon, was contacted 
and inquiry was made to ascertain 
what types of problems are facing 
the veterans at the present time. 
According to Mr. Boyer, they are 
namely: National Service Life In- 
surance, Continuation of Pension 
Claim, and lastly Outpatient Den- 
tal Care. 

Mr. Boyer has extended an invi- 
tation to all veterans of LVC to 
drop in and see him any time for 
consultation. The Veterans' Office 
is located at Ninth and Willow Sts. 
To those of you who did not know 
it, Mr. Lehman, who visits the Col- 
lege to answer your questions and 
problems every so often, is also 
located at this same office, and 
can be contacted there any time 
after four o'clock, five days a week. 

* * * 

Outpatient Dental Care: This 
service at government expense is 
available only to veterans whose 
dental condition resulted from mil- 
itary service. In order for a veteran 
to be eligible, his military records 
must show that his condition oc- 
curred during service or the na- 
ture of the complaint must indi- 
cate that the condition presumably 
existed during, or resulted from, 
that period of service. No bills may 
be paid by VA for treatment not 
previously authorized by VA's den- 
tal service. Incidently, you may go 
to a dentist of your own choosing. 

* * * 

Continuation of Pension Claim: 

Veterans who have made a claim 
for a pension which has been turn- 
ed down can make a second claim, 
which may or may not be approved, 
depending on the individual case. 
What Mr. Boyer brought out was 
the fact that very few GI's realize 
or know that once a claim has been 
rejected it is no reason that the 
veterans should not try again, 
especially if his disability has in- 

Salute: This magazine, produced 
by the former editors of Yank and 
Stars & Stripes, is sponsoring a 
"letter contest" on the subject: 
Problems of the College Veterans. 
This is a chance for veterans to 
"sound off" on the current educa- 
tional set-up. Cash prizes total 
$750.00. First prize, $250; second, 
$100; and eight additional prizes 
of $50 each. Letters should not ex- 
ceed 250 words, and entries ad- 
dressed to Contest Editor, Salute, 
19 Park Place, New York 7, N.Y. 
The contest closes January 10, 
1947, so fellow GI's, "sound off." 

In closing, the writer of this col- 
umn would like to add his congrat- 
ulations to the Legionnaires for a 
job well done in arranging and 
putting on the Armistice program 
in the College Chapel. It was a 
fine tribute to those who did not 
come back when it was over over 


Former Plans Election 
Of Officers in January 

Clio and Philo sponsored a for. 
mal dance last Saturday night i ft 
the social room of the Hershey 
Community Building. The dance 
was open to all college students and 
was quite a success: The ballroom 
was attractively decorated in a 
Christmas scheme with dancing t 
the fine music of Eddie Englehart 
and his orchestra. 

Clio members in charge of the 
dance were Helen Hartz, chairman 
Joyce Meadows, Connie Nestor, and 
Mary Jane Eckert who served with 
a Philo committee in the dance ar- 

The faculty attending the dance 
were Miss Mary E. Gillespie, Mrs. 
Maud P. Laughlin, Dr. and Mrs. 
Amos Black, and Prof, and Mrs. E. 
P. Rutledge. 

Looking ahead into the New 
Year, Clionians are planning a busy 
season. Orders for the gold and 
white Clio pins are being taken 
now. All Clio members are urged 
to place their orders early. The 
price of the pin with the tax in- 
cluded is $5.10 which must be paid 
when the order is given. Orders are 
being taken by Doris Clements, El- 
inor Strauss, and Marian Schwalm. 

Election of new officers will be 
held in the first meeting of 1947 
which is scheduled for the week of 
January 6. All members are re- 
quested to attend this important 
meeting which will be announced 
immediately after vacation. The 
new officers will begin their duties 


Q. — Can any subsistence allow- 
ance be apportioned in event man 
and wife decide to separate? 

A. — Yes, on the basis of 70% to 
veteran and 30% for the wife. 
Further apportionment may be 
made in the case of children. 

Q.— Is a widower of a World War 
II veteran eligible to receive com- 
pensation or pension? 

A.— No, the term "widow" does 
not incude a widower with refer- 
ence to payment of compensation 
or pension based on the death of a 
World War II Veteran. However, a 
widow is eligible to receive unpaid 
disability compensation or pension 
which accrued prior to the death of 
a woman who had served in the 
armed forces in World War II. 

Q.— What will happen to my sub- 
sistence payment from the govern- 
ment if I fail one of the subjects 
I'm taking in college? 

A.— The VA will not reduce the 
subsistence allowance of a veteran 
because he fails one subject unless 
the school itself takes some action 
against the veteran. 

Q. — Can a veteran terminate his 
course in college at any time with' 
out notifying the VA? 

A. — A veteran should not quit his 
course of education or traini^ 
without notifying or obtaining th e 
approval of the VA regional offl ce 
handling his claim. 

Give Him Gifts from 

His Store . . I Bashore's 


Always Welcome 
To You 

Be it a coke .... 

a sandwich 

or a full course dinner 


■ 1 1 





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No. 6 



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The town was silent — no one lin- 
gered on the cold, dark streets 
w here only the dull, widely spaced 
street lamps faintly glowed. Like 
lonely specters the Christmas dec- 
orations hung limply suspended 
from pole to pole. The hour was 
late— half -past one! Far up the 
street in the more deserted busi- 
ness section, I saw a tiny spot of 
light waver timorously, go out, then 
hesitantly blink on again. Gradu- 
ally the glow deepened and became 
quite bright. The radiance shown 
crimson on the snow-covered side- 
walk and lent warmth to the som- 
ber atmosphere. 

Upon nearing the illumined area 
I could see that it was a store win- 
dow—the show case of a perfume 

Something stirring in the lower 
right hand corner of the display at- 
tracted me as I gazed in stunned 
fascination the queerest pageant 
unfolded before me. 

From between folds of the dark 
blue velvet display curtain Lady 
Esther entered in an apparent 
Frenzy. "Here it is an Evening In 
Paris and we have April Showers 
on the night of my big Christmas 
Frolic. It really ruins my chances 
of gaining Fame and opening New 

As she finished speaking the but- 
ler entered from behind a powder 
box and announced the arrival of 
Helena Rubenstine and Richard 
Hudnut. Lady Esther sighed in ap- 
parent relief and moved forward to 
greet her guests. 

Soon the ball room was thronged 
with notable guests including fair 
Elizabeth Arden, Dorothy Gray, Lu- 
cien Lelong, (just returned from 
Sirocco) and Max Factor. 

Guests were dancing to the beau- 
tiful strains of the Stradivari or- 
chestra when suddenly the butler 
entered and in an awed voice pro- 
claimed — "His Royal Highness, 
Prince Matchabelli!" 

As the dancers focused in 
Breathless Anticipation the Prince 
appeared bearing the Crown Jewel. 

Lady Esther rushed up to the 
prince and with pounding Heart- 
beat welcomed him. "You are Heav- 
en Sent," she exclaimed. Everyone 
whispered that it was a Miracle 
that he had come and of course all 
^ e ladies indulged in Poetic 
° r eams that they might be chosen 

y the Prince as a dancing part- 

Taking advantage of everyone's 
^occupation, Max Factor seized 

"zabeth Arden's hand and whis- 
j^red, "Follow Me," as he drew her 
™° the Spring Rain. 

Zah PleaSe release me - sir -" cried Eli " 
" e th. "you can't Shanghai me 


Set away with it — besides, you 

I oeing too Indiscrete, 
^render," cried Max. 


er," Elizabeth retorted, "you 

it's Taboo." 


x was apparently feeling the 

of Intoxication, for he seized 

her t 

^hit his Tweed suit with the 
te Flame of Possession. 

^izah Ugh She fou "" ht like a Tigress, 
a beth was unable to resist his 

Continued on Page 4) 


by Sara Barnett 

What Christmas joy could be more 

sweet than this? 
Someone to share all that the day 

will hold, 
All earthly presents then we can 

not miss, 
When we possess a gift of His own 


Our Christ, whose birth today we 

Who taught of life and love and 

gave us these, 
Who in His wisdom fashions us a 


How great Thy understanding care 
to please! 

In all the fragrant, merry atmos- 

Of festive gayety— of carol sung, 
There is no note more sweet — more 

clear and dear 
Than that which comes to us from 

love's own tongue. 

And when our carols swell— and 

upward lift 
We'll breathe our thanks for this— 

our heaven-sent gift. 


by Juan Cheverone 

Reports began trickling back to 
the command post: one cow, range 
350, deflection 5— fire when ready; 
one beat up pig, two fingers left of 
lone pine trees— fire for effect; one 
skinny cat and three skinnier kit- 
tens—not worth the ammunition. 

First-Sergeant Kerry muttered to 
himself. "Wamn it," he thought, 
"this isn't funny. You'd think there 
would be at least one chicken in 
this town that those sneaking 
thieves from company A didn't get 
to first, but no, they aren't content 
with scavenging all the eggs, they 
have to take all the chicken, too." 
He took out a cigarette and lit it. 
"But we have fresh meat for 
Christmas dinner tomorrow if I 
have to send all the rest of the 
company out on patrol." 

He was about to butt out the 
newly lighted cigarette with an ex- 
travagance common to first ser- 
geants, when what should stray by 
the window but a cow— a cow, of 
somewhat uncertain age and an- 
cestry. Kerry rubbed his eyes; it 
could not be! The town had been 
scoured for meat with no return, 
yet here was meat on the hoof. 
Clicking th esafety of his forty-five, 
Kerry, with two strides was across 
the room and firing out the win- 
dow. As he turned back into the 
room, he yelled, "Ben, Ben!" 

The head of a private, evidently 
Ben, peered questioningly around 
the door way. "Here, Ben, clean 
this," he crowed superiorly as he 
tossed the revolver to a suddenly 
apeparing hand that apparently 
belonged to the head. 

"Ann, oh yes," he added, "order 
all patrols back, and then send this 
message to all platoons: 'Anyone 
knowing how ot skin a cow report 
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Peace Cycle 

by Carol Witte 

Peace — the desire of men's hearts — 

Has come to earth again. 

But often, as we listen 

To stories from around the world, 

We wonder if it's here to stay 

Or but a brief respite from the 
horrors of war — ■ 

A lull before a storm. 

Must children again fight 

For what their fathers and grand- 
fathers fought — 

Peace for their children? 

Is it a ceaseless cycle 

Which shall never end? 

Must men fight over and over for 

Which perhaps shall never be — 
true peace? 

Should we not rather pray the 
Christ Child— 

Whose birth we shall soon cele- 
brate — 

To bestow on us that peace — prom- 
ised at his birth? 


by Anita Lucille 

You ask me how I make you so — 

Put lovelight in your eyes. 

You vowed no one could do it — 

It's fair to put you wise: 

I asked each one to help me, Dear. 

This kiss, cologne, some rhyme— 

I know it is not only these 

But they help to make you mine. 


by Carol Witte 

Now sound the bells of Christmas 

Telling the story that Jesus was 

Over and over and over they say 
Peace unto men on Christmas 

They peal out the story the angels 

That to the shepherds watching 
by night — 
What a promise of peace their har- 
monies hold — 
What a picture of joy and blessed 

They ring for the Magi who travel- 
ed afar 

Bringing their gifts to the man- 
ger-born king. 
Hark how the wise men followed 
the star; 

Hark how the bells throb as they 

Now sound the bells over the earth: 
How they ring out, how our 
hearts lift. 
They peal out the peace that came 
with the birth 
Of Jesus the Saviour, God's won- 
derful gift. 



by Delia Good 

If I could change my form for but 
a day, 

I think that I should most de- 
light to be 
Transformed into a stately, green 
pine tree, 
A harp where stormy winds might 

pluck their way. 
I'd thrill to feel the roof above me 

To elemental rhythms, wild and 

While underneath, the sturdy 
roots of me 
Thrust down, a second tree within 
the clay. 

And if the wanton wind with rough 

Should seek to bend and break 
my yielding wood, 
My roots would hold, though 
marred my park with scars. 
This world God wrought would be 
a fairer place 
If all His creatures like pine- 
arrows stood — 
Deep-sunk in earth, but point- 
ing to the stars. 


by Elizabeth Lee 

Prof sat under the piano — his 
dark brown eyes full of question 
marks about what was going on. 
(He was named Prof because, al- 
though he looked very wise, he was 
really very slow of mind.) He had 
been lying in the middle of the 
floor, but Mother had just stepped 
on him and sent him leaping and 
yelping to his refuge under the 
piano. He could see quite as well 
there, so he settled his black, fury 
body and watched — seemingly 
quiet. But a pink tongue hanging 
out the least little bit, and a tail 
wagging the rythm of "Jingle Bells" 
rather than "Silent Night," showed 
that he too was excited. 

There was excitement all around ! 
The Prof could smell it, hear it, 
feel it. Just once a year this hap- 
pened. They brought a tree into 
the house, and branches of pine — 
and the whole house smelled good 
like the woods where he loved to 
romp. "Hey, wait a minute! That 
new smell is wonderful!" The Prof 
couldn't resist it. He got up quietly 
and plopped over to the tree. Prof 
never walked gently — his feet were 
too big and covered with too much 
fur for that. "That something 
smelled even better over here. 
Right here on this low branch!" He 
took it gently in his mouth. "Bah, 
paper! Why do they do such foolish 
things? Wrap candy in paper! Oh, 
gee, here's where I catch it!" 

The family had returned. The 
girls were laughing but Mother 
looked none too pleased. And Prof, 
after throwing several swearful 
glances at people in general, .re- 
paired to the piano in a highly dig- 
(Continued on Page 4) 


The carving knife in Ed Dono- 
van's hand was doing a neat job 
of dividing the huge roast turkey 
which was the main course of the 
Donovan family's Christmas din- 
ner. Next to the opening of presents 
under the tree on Christmas morn- 
ing, the noon meal was the high- 
light of the holiday season at their 
house. Today there was an extra 
added attraction to the meal, for 
the Donovans' older son, Jack, had 
returned from the Army and was 
a member of the family group 
around the table once again after 
an absence of four years. At -first 
glance the family seemed like any 
average American family of today. 
Ed Donovan, middle-aged and well- 
to-do, was seated at the head of 
the table, with the guest of honor 
seated to his right. Jack was a 
clean cut youth in his early twen- 
ties, but he had matured very rap- 
idly during his Army career. The 
carefree, college cutup was now 
changed into a serious thinking 
adult. At times he wondered wheth- 
er his thoughts were not too seri- 
ous. Today was no exception. Voic- 
es within evaluated and character- 
ized all the person about the table. 

It's been a long time since I've 
eaten a Christmas meal here, and 
yet I suppose there isn't much dif- 
ference from years ago. Grandma, 
your voice is still so soft and tender 
I almost have to feel every word 
you speak. And your hair is just as 
white as the snow out on the lawn. 
That girl next to you — wonder how 
Sis will look when she's seventy? No 
funnier than now, with all her put- 
on college manners. And right here 
is my baby brother, Tommy. Not 
really a baby, but you always will 
seem that way to me. You're pretty 
lucky, Tom. Being third in line like 
you are. Dad's been able to give 
you lots more than Sis and I ever 
got. But I'm not complaining — I've 
been pretty lucky too, especially to 
have a mother like Mom. 

At the end of the table sat Mary 
Donovan, that is, she sat for short 
periods of time. Usually she was 
bouncing up and down, running out 
to the kitchen — for more food or 
some little extra she had forgotten. 
Now she was returning with a 
pitcher of ice water, and as she cir- 
cled the table, a constant chatter 
filled the room. 

"Ed Donovan, by this time next 
year I hope to have a maid to help 
me with all this work, or I certainly 
won't be able to prepare such a 
large meal again. It's just too much 
work to get the turkey and the 
filling and potatoes and corn and 
beans ready, to say nothing of bak- 
ing pies and cookies." 

"Now, Mother, take it easy. After 
all, this is a special occasion." 

"Yes, I know, and it's only for 
Jack's sake that I did so much." 

Jack gulped on his white meat at 
the last statement, and after hur- 
riedlq swallowing a drink of water, 
he said, "Golly, thanks a lot, Mom, 
but you shouldn't have done all this 
just for me. I do appreciate it, tho, 
it's a swell meal." Gee, Mom, I hate 
to even think it, but I don't believe 
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Established 1932 

Green Blotter Club convenes once a month throughout the college 
year, except summer vacations. Our gathering place is the home of Dr. 
and Mrs. Struble. 

Membership is limited to the four students of each class who display 
greatest signs of temper (artistic or otherwise) and greatest need for 
improvement of penmanship. The main purpose of the club is to im- 
prove the literary productions of the members; this leads directly to the 
secondary purpose — that of destroying friendships through harsh, relent- 
less criticism. 

We are all members of the Green Blotter Club and the International 
Conglumeration of Ink Spots. National advertising (find it if you can) 
is secured by bribery, coercion, and literary force. 

HEAD SCOP — (president to you) Florence E. Barnhart 

KEEPER OF THE WORD HORD— (translated secretary) .Mary ruth Stahl 
INK SPOTS — Charles Bolan, Barbara Christianson, Anna Dunkel, Rus- 
sell Getz, Frank Huff, Theodore Keller, Joanne Kessler, Doris New- 
man, Marian Schwalm, John Shettel, Elinor Strauss, Katherine Wer- 

FACULTY ADVISER Dr. George G. Struble 

HONOR GUESTS Mrs. George G. Struble, Mrs. Nixon Mumper 

Peace and the U. N. 

by Don Irving 

The things necessary for peace 
lie within ourselves. They do not 
consist of large armies and navies, 
nor seeing who can compound the 
largest atom bomb nor who can 
devise the most destructive bac- 
terial warfare. Neither are they 
hatred, jealousy, nor the "get even" 
spirit. Nation has been "getting 
even" against nation for centuries. 
This spirit of retaliation must stop. 
If we are to have peace someone 
must be willing to forgive and for- 
get; otherwise the vicious circle will 
continue to rotate until, with the 
modern means of destruction, we 
will find ourselves in a war not to 
end all wars, but a war to bring 
destruction to humanity itself. 

It is an appalling thing! Here we 
are in the midst of plenty. Com- 
pared with the rest of the world, 
we live as kings. We have the abil- 
ity, the means, and the desire to 
bring the world closer together in 
harmonious relations. Yet the bar- 
ometer of international goodwill 
sings to an all time low and strikes 
deface our reputation as world 

It is not very hard to impose a 
war upon a people, but it is exceed- 
ingly hard to impose a peace upon 
them. It is difficult to lead the way. 
The peaceful road is always hard- 
est; even in youth it is much hard- 
er to walk away from a fight than 
to sock the other fellow. To be 
peaceful takes work — real work. If 
we who profess to be Christians 
got busy and practiced our Chris- 
tianity, we would be the atomic 
bomb. We would not be victims; we 
would be the victors! 

We have just emerged from a 
great struggle — a struggle for ex- 
istence, for very life. Some would 
call it a religious war because Hit- 
ler and his doctrine were destroy- 
ing Christianity, while some look 
upon it as a war of power, to gain 
power to rule supreme. Phrases 
such as "Save the world for Demo- 
cracy" and "War to end all wars" 
were significantly absent this time. 
People are becoming realistic; they 
are beginning to see that wars are 
not prevented by catch phrases nor 
bright sayings, nor by wars, even. 

They are prevented only by hard 
work. Peace can ensue only through 
the earnest cooperation of every- 
one. The desire for peace must be 
uppermost in the hearts of the peo- 
ple, even you and me. We must talk 
of it, think about it, and when we 
hear someone talking of war try 
to influence him toward peace. And 
rather than a Secretary of War, 
wouldn't it be more positive to have 
a Secretary of Peace? 

During the last struggle, every 
major nation contributed some- 
thing to the conflict. Hitler was re- 
sponsible for the immediate cause 
and nucleus of war. The Nether- 
lands, Poland, and the Balkans 
were sacrificed to show his inten- 
tions. Russia sent men and gave 
her land. England sent her army 
and navy into the fray and her 
cities were bombed. France offered 
a corrupt government which crip- 
pled her and let the Nazis in to 
take over while we in the United 
States sent billions of dollars and 
equipment, food, clothing, hours of 
labor in mine, factory and school, 
and millions of our men, many of 
whom will never come back. 

We are now in the midst of a 
great peace undertaking. All these 
countries who contributed so much 
to the war are busily engaged con- 
tributing to the peace. It is like a 
big cake into which each country 
has thrown one or more of the in- 
gredients. The eggs are in, the but- 
ter, flour, sugar are in, and some 
country even managed to be friend- 
ly enough to add some vanilla. This 
peace cake is being mixed right 
now in New York, but something- 
is missing — we need some baking 
powder — that extra pinch of stuff 
to make it rise, to make it attrac- 
tive and big. It is up to us to add 
that little extra to this peace con- 
ference; otherwise it will be as flat 
as all the other cakes ever concoc- 
ted by International Bakers, Inc. 

We may have put in most of the 
other ingredients. Maybe the other 
nations have contributed only lit- 
tle, but we must contribute again 
and again. This baking powder may 
cost a lot of money, maybe $5,000,- 
000, $10,000,000 perhaps; maybe 50 
cents at your nearest church. It 
may cost nothing but a lot of hard 
work from us all, but we must give 
it — otherwise the greatest interna- 
tional cake of all time will come 
out of the oven as flat as the na- 
tions who make it and the recipe 
for peace will be lost for a long, 
long time. 

Xmas Dinner 

(Continued from Page 1) 
the rest of the family enjoyed that 
outburst. Maybe it's just that I 
have been away for awhile, but you 
do seem a little different. Maybe 
it's me that's different. Remember 
what the phychiatrist said about 
your nerves, Jack. "It may take you 
a little while to settle down to nor- 
mal." I don't want to seem like a 
Psycho case, but this does seem all 
changed somehow. 

Mr. Donovan broke Jack's line of 
thought by saying, "Bet you had 
good meals in the service at Christ- 
mas, Jack." 

"Yes, Dad, even the Army broke 
down and fed us royally at Christ- 
mas dinner." Sure, Jack, remember 
'42 at Fort Benning. Dinner in the 
Harmony Church area. Seemed al- 
most like home that day. And re- 
member Fort Dix the next year. 
Thought that might be your last 
Christmas then. And the next din- 
ner in England, just a day before 
we crossed the channel. Knew that 
might be your last one. And last 
year in Vienna — turkey with all its 
trimmings for the U. S. Army, while 
the Austrians stood outside, beg- 
ging for our garbage. And Hilda — 
guess I never told the folks about 
Hilda — good they didn't ask too 
many questions. She was a good 
kid, though, impressed with the 
idea that she had to wait for her 
German boy friend to come home. 
Hilda, whom I visited that night in 
her mother's cold, unfurnished 
apartment, — remember her Christ- 
mas supper, Jack! A little ground 
cornmeal. With icy cold water, and 
a single slice of hard black bread. 
Just a year ago , Jack, remember? 
HER mother might have been glad 
to prepare a duck for dinner — even 
a dog, if she could have found one 
that had escaped everyone else. 

Tommy was speaking, bringing 
Jack's mind back from Austria. 
"Wonder what I'll be getting from 
Uncle Bob when he gets here. I 
wanted those ice skates all right 
and the bike is super, but I surely 
thought I'd be getting a .22 this 

Yes, Tommy, you should have a 
rifle. Best thing in the world for 
a ten-year old. Hm! Quit being 
so sarcastic, you bum. Well, it's the 
truth. Doesn't my own kid brother 
know that Christmas means more 
than getting? Remember the charm 
Hilda gave you, Jack? Cost her 
about twenty-three cents, and yet 
the spirit in which she gave it was 
worth a world of gold. And what 
did you give her, Jack? Oh, yes, — 
two bars of Lifebuoy, some candy 
bars and chewing gum . And she 
cried like a little girl. Mm, try giv- 
ing your girl two bars of Lifebuoy 
now, Jack! 

"Thanks so very much for the 
new dress, Daddy, I surely needed 
one for the party tonight. But what 
am I going to wear to the New 
Year's Eve ball? I couldn't possibly 
wear the same dress twice in one 
week!" It was Sis speaking and 
Jack heard only enough of the con- 
versation to be affected in his 

Dress? — Dress? — Remember Hil- 
da's dress? No, I guess she didn't 
own one. She wore those high 
leather boots and worn out ski 
pants. That tattered sweater would 
hardly have been fit for a party — 
but then — the only party I saw was 
the Army's party for the kiddies. 
They stood in line by the thousands 
as we handed out cookies and ice 
cream. Imagine trying to feed ice 
cream to a youngster who had nev- 
er before tasted it, trying to con- 
vince him it wasn't poison or some 
enemy trick. Wonder if the same 
thing is going on again this year? 

"That's all this family seems to 
think about." Ed Donovan was say- 
ing, "You all need this and that, 

and frankly, I'm just having a lot 
of trouble making ends meet. My 
budget will never hold out at this 
rate. Now, Nancy, you're going to 
college and — " 

On and on, Dad, always the mon- 
ey man. Too bad about that budget. 
I remember Mrs. Market was only 
allowed to draw a hundred and fifty 
shillings of her own money out of 
the bank each month. A hundred 
shillings for the month's rations 
and fifty for everything else. Not 
much worry of over-spending at 
Christmas time with only five bucks 
for the whole family's needs. But 
money never entered into their 
Christmas. Their gifts came from 
the heart, not the hip pocket. 
That's what counts! 

Suddenly the side door flew open, 
a gust of wind sending miniature 
snow flurries into the living room. 
A huge man appeared in the door- 
way, laden with packages, and bal- 
ancing a bottle of wine precariously 
on top of the load. 

"Hello, hello, hello, folks, and how 
are all my sister's lovely children?" 
he was saying in typical depart- 
ment store Santa Claus fashion. He 
stored the gifts under the big tree 

in the parlor and made his way 
back to the dining room, still 
clutching the bottle. "Well, well 
folks, now how about a nice nip of 
sherry to top off the meal?" Mm 
looks like you've been nipping fo r 
two days straight, Uncle Bob. 

"Yes, sir, my boy," he said to 
Jack. "You should have been out 
with the gang last night. Everyone 
was looking for you. You know 
"Christmas comes but once a year 
and — " 'And when it comes it bring* 
good cheer' — Yes, I know. Hmphf 
Some cheer. Never could quite see 
that connection — getting stewed on 
the most sacred night of the year y 
and yet people have been doing ft 
for centuries — .Bet old Hans Market 
could go for a nip of sherry now. 
At least, it might keep his insides 
warm for a few minutes. Better 
than freezing to death as he prob~ 
ably is doing right now. 

The family was through with the 
meal, and Grandmother Donovan 
was speaking very softly, as she 
sipped her coffee, "I wonder what 
has become of the real spirit of 
Christmas? Everything I've heard 
all through the meal has been of 

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It takes many people and many things to keep on 

giving you the best telephone service in the world. 

It takes a lot of money — investors' money— to pro- 
vide the facilities. There's an investment of $240 
behind your telephone and every one of the 24,000,000 
telephones in the Bell System. 

It takes good management and good employees to 
operate these facilities. There are 575,000 Bell Sys- 
tem employees— many in management and super- 
visory positions. 

It takes faith in the future. The Bell System is busy 
right now on a $2,000,000,000 building and expansion 
program— to catch up with the nation's needs and to 
give you more and better service than ever before. 











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A Drama In One Act 
The Time — A week before Christ- 

The Place — Santa's Home at the 
North Pole. 

The People — Santa Claus, Mrs. 
claU s, Elmer. 

All you nice-minded, earth-bound 
mortals probably think of Mr. and 
jYi rs . Santa Claus as the acme of 
domestic bliss. Ha! Ha! That's what 
you think, naive creature that you 
you are. Let's take a gander at the 
dear old souls up there in their 
cozy nest among th icebergs. 

We might, of course, raise the 
curtain on Jolly Old St. Nick's 
workshop, but just for the sport of 
the thing, let's look into that happy 
little home of his. Well, well— there 
is the Little Woman herself! Not 
very genial, though— looks like an 
advanced case of acid indigestion. 
Too bad— probably never heard of 
Turns 'way up there out of civili- 
zation. Oh, well, none of our worry. 
To the play— anon! 

Mrs. Claus (tsk, tsk!) is pacing 
the floor. If she were a product of 
our own American culture we'd 
swear she had that reach-for-a- 
Lucky look on her face. But Mrs. 
Santa Claus, no. No? H'm-m-m. 
Anything to make a liar out of us. 
She is reaching for a Lucky! Not 
her first, either, if we're any judge, 
and since we're writing this corny 
thing, who can gainsay our opin- 
ion? The old girl is by now giving 
, a fair imitation of a dragon on a 
blitz, stamping up and down the 
room, smoke billowing from her an- 
gry nostrils. Looks like poor old St. 
Nick is in for a hot time. 

A bell rings. It sounds much like 
a telephone bell, whch is really not 
surprising at all, since it is a tele- 
phone bell. Its tingling is throttled 
in its throat, poor thing, as Mrs. 
Claus snatches the receiver from its 
bulging black bosom. 

MRS. CLAUS— North Pole, St. Ni- 
cholas' residence — Oh, it's you — at 

last! Now don't give me that old 

"working tonight" line. If you're not 
home in five minutes. . .what?. . . 
Now listen to me, you old goat, did 
you ever trying crawling down a 
chimney with a broken leg? (She 
jslams down the receiver.) Humph! 
How does he think he can get away 
with that stuff ! (Imitating the ab- 
sent Santa). Sorry I can't come 
home for supper, dear, I've got to 
work tonight. (She has consumed 
her cigarette and lights another 
from the butt. She resumes pac- 
in &.) Women! At his age! A thou- 
sand if he's a day! The old fool! 

There is a clatter outside. A 
hearty voice is heard calling: 

Voice — Now, Dasher! Now, 
^ancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! 
J^hoa, Comet! Whoa, Cupid! Whoa, 
bonder and Blitzen! 

MRS. CLAUS— Bah! Posing again. 

(The door opens and a large fig- 

re bursts in, apparently helped 
^°ng by the Arctic breezes. He is 

f e traditional figure of Santa 
^ la us, but rather less of girth than 
.wb are accustomed to thinking of 
J}*' and he has an air of false 
v hty, or perhaps we just think so 
^ ause we imagine ourselves grown 

' b<to A ^ TA with a laugh that is 
[ pl ^ ing in a hollow sort of way) — 
t !Jf> here I am, Mother. 
Jou CLAU S— Don't Mother me, 

g ^apidated Don Juan. 
I NTA — Now, Mother, what's got 

10 you? 

^MRs. CLAUS— What's got into 

ne says. Every night at the 

SAl? nd what ' s Sot into me! 

^tri A ~~ Now calm y° urself » 

^ Hs - CLAUS (screaming)— Calm 

myself! Calm myself! 

SANTA— You know it's only a 
week till Christmas. 

MRS. CLAUS— Christmas! What 
would you use for an excuse if they 
did away with Christmas? 

SANTA (aghast)— Ee Gad, what 
ivould I do? 

MRS. CLAUS — What! 

SANTA (recovering)— I said that 
would never do. (Shaking his head 
sadly)— The poor kiddies! 

MRS. CLAUS (sarcastically)— Es- 
pecially the poor little girl kiddies. 

SANTA absentmindedly) — Ex- 

MRS. CLAUS— I bleed for them. 

SANTA— Well, don't bleed all over 
the rug— go on outside. Ho! Ho! 
Ho! Ho! 

MRS. CLAUS — Very funny. Quite 
a wit, aren't you? 

SANTA (modestly)— Well, if I do 
say so myself . . . 

MRS. CLAUS— Too bad you have 
not another half to go with this 

SANTA (shaking his head)— Ma- 
ma, I should never have taken you 
down to the States last year. 

MRS. CLAUS— No, that was a 
mistake, Nicholas. I learned a few 
things, such as where husbands go 
when they say they have to stay at 
the office evenings. 

SANTA — Now, Mama, let's not go 
over all that again. You can't 
judge me by the men down in the 
States. Santa's work is never done. 

MRS. CLAUS— Yes, I heard that 
coy little blonde thing say you were 
some worker. 

SANTA (perking up)— She did? 

MRS. CLAUS— Yes, she did, and I 
think the rest of it was "Hubba! 

SANTA— Well, now! 

MRS. CLAUS — Yes. . (imitating 
him) . . well, now! You fat old 
sheep! Making passes at a perox- 
ide blonde one -fiftieth your age. 

SANTA angrily) — She is not a 
peroxide blonde, and besides, I 
don't know who you mean. 

MRS. CLAUS— Oh, yes, you do- 
that new toy welder in the shop. 
An elf, she says. Ha! More like a 

SANTA — Now, Mother, don't be so 
suspicious. Of course she's an elf — • 
says so on her Social Security card. 

MRS. CLAUS— Elf or no elf, she's 
still a blonde to me. 

SANTA (sulkily)— Oh, for heav- 
en's sake, Mary, stop fussing at me. 
My interest in her is purely pater- 

MRS. CLAUS — So paternal that 
you bought a two-way stretch to 
keep that paunch of yours in. 

SANTA— Well, after all, Mother, 
a man can't just let himself go to 
pot. Ho! Ho! Ho! 

MRS. CLAUS— You're a couple 
hundred years too late. Besides I 
like you better fat. 

SANTA— Well, Evelyn likes me 
better thin. (He claps his hand over 
his mouth when he realizes what 
he has said.) Uh, Oh! 

MRS. CLAUS— Oh, Evelyn does, 
doesn't she? 

SANTA (starting for door)— Oh, 
my goodness . . sounds like the rein- 
deer are loose . . . 'Bye, dear. . . 

MRS. CLAUS after him)— Come 
right back here, you wretch. (But 
Santa has made the door, and he is 
heard outside shouting: 

SANTA — Hi-yo, Dasher, now, 
Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! 
Now, dash away, dash away, dash 
away all! 

(Mrs. Claus is jumping up and 
down with rage by the open door.) 

MRS. CLAUS— Why. . .the old fat 
blubber bag! I'll show him. (She 
slams the door and starts pacing 
again.) I'll show him. I'll show 
him. But how?.. -A-hah! Another 
man! That always works. (She sits 

down, musing.) But where '11 I find 
a man? Nothing in this God-for- 
saken place but Eskimos and elves, 
and Nicholas would never be jeal- 
ous of them. . .Even Kilroy has nev- 
er been here ... Of course, there's 
Elmer — if you can call him a man. . 
Well, I guess he'll have to do. (She 
goes to telephone and dials). Hel- 
lo — Santa Claus' factory? This is 
Mrs. Claus. Let me speak to the 

foreman Hello, Elmer. Mary 

Christmas. No, no, I know it isn't 

Christmas yet This is Mary 

Christmas, Santa Claus' wife. El- 
mer, I want you to come right over 
to the house. Yes, right away... 
and don't tell Santa. (She hangs 
up. There! Now, let me see. . . (She 
scurries about, turning out all the 
lights except one small lamp, 
plumping cushions, and doing all 
the things a woman does when her 
intentions toward a man are not 
too honorable. She turns the radio 
on softly, then goes over to the 
mirror, pats her hair, fluffs her 
skirts, etc. There is a knock at the 
door, at which she scurries to the 
divan and arranges hersetf care- 
fully a la Cleopatra, before calling: 

MRS. CLAUS— Come in. 

(The door opens, and a Snerdlike 
creature enters. We know immedi- 
ately that beyond doubt this is El- 
mer. He has a large nose, slightly 
on the upsweep, buck teeth, and a 
nothingness where his chin should 
be. He is wearing a long pointed 
cap from which a tassel dangles at 
the rear.) 

ELMER — It's me, Elmer. 

MRS. CLAUS (in what she hopes 
to be a seductive tone) — Come over 
here and sit down, Elmer. 

ELMER— Don't keer if I do. (He 
crosses and takes chair near di- 

MRS. CLAUS— No, over here, El- 
mer. Don't be bashful. 

ELMER— I ain't bashful, I'm El- 
mer. Haw! Haw! I thought you'd of 
knowed that. (He sits on edge of 
divan beside her.) 

MRS. CLAUS— You know I've al- 
ways admired you, Elmer. 

ELMER— Well, that's funny, I've 
always admired me too. 

MRS. CLAUS— And I get lone- 
some being here alone all the time. 

ELMER— Gosh, ain't that too 
bad. You'd oughtta mebbe get a 
poll parrot 'er somethin'. 

MRS. CLAUS— And confidential- 
ly, Elmer, I'm getting a little bit 
tired of Santa Claus too. 

ELMER— Well, I shud think ya 
would, the fat old walrus. 

MRS. CLAUS (sitting up) — 

ELMER— Willi, I wouldn't say 
walrus, exackly. I know a durn 
sight nicer walruses than him. 

MRS. CLAUS (swallowing)— You 

ELMER — Yup. Better lookin', too. 

MRS. CLAUS— Well, anyway El- 
mer, I think I should get to know 
somebody a little bit. . .younger. 
(Simpering) After all, he's so much 
older than I am, you know. 

ELMER — Yup. A good two years, 
I'd say. 

MRS. CLAUS (closing her eyes 
and wincing)— Do you really think 


ELMER — Yup. And, buhsides, you 
are as purty as a spotted seal pup- 
py, 'er mebbe a lady moose. Yup, 
durn near it. 

MRS. CLAUS— Well, thank you, 
Elmer. I always knew you'd be the 
type of man to appreciate beauty. 

ELMER — Oh, sure. Now you take 
that there Evelyn— 'course you're a 
old hag compared to her— but San- 
ta won't let none of us guys come 
near her. 

MRS. CLAUS (rising, and with 
fire in her eyes)— Oh, he doesn't 
doesn"t he? 

ELMER — Naw. He jest stands 
there watchin' her all the time and 

every now and then . sneakin' a 
pinch hisself. 

MRS. CLAUS (with clenched 
fist) — Oh, just wait until I get my 
hands on him! 

ELMER— Haw! Haw! That's whut 
all thuh fellas was sayin'. 

MRS. CLAUS— Oh, they were, 
were they? 

ELMER — Yup, they wuz sayin' 
just wait'll that old battle axe gits 
her hands on this old fool! 

MRS. CLAUS— Why, the nerve! 

ELMER— But I tole 'em you 
wasn't really a old battle axe. 

MRS. CLAUS (melting)— You're 
a dear boy, Elmer. 

ELMER — Yup, I says, more like 
one a them there big tanks with 
guns all around it. 

Mrs. CLAUS — Why, you moron! 
You can't sit here and insult me 
like that. 

ELMER— Oh, wull, I'll stan' up 
if that suits ya better. (He rises.) 

MRS. CLAUS— Of all the impu- 
dent numbskulls! You get right out 
of here, Elmer, and don't ever come 

ELMER — Why, sure, that suits me 
fine. Sorta hot in here anyways, 
and that thing's too soft (indicat- 
ing divan.) Shucks, a man might 
get took advantage of on a thing 
like that. (He goes out.) 

(Mrs. Claus is now about to boil 
over. She is still stamping around 
shaking her fist at no one in par- 
ticular when Santa comes slowly 
into the room looking as if some- 
one had just let the air out of his 
tires. He sinks heavily into a 

MRS. CLAUS— Well, what's come 
over you? 

SANTA (wearily) —Mamma, I've 
just been thinking. You're abso- 
lutely right — I don't spend enough 
time at home. 

MRS. CLAUS— Humph! You not 
only don't spend enough, you don't 
spend any. 

SANTA— Well, it's going to be 
different from now on. 

MRS. CLAUS— And what has 
brought about this sudden change 
of heart? 

SANTA— Well, Mother, I just got 
to thinking, and I suddenly realized 
nobody could hold a candle to you. 
(He gets up and goes over to her. 
He puts his arms around her rather 
warily.) After all, we've been to- 
gether a long time, haven't we? 

MRS. CLAUS — Too long, I often 

SANTA— Shucks, Mother. It does 
not seem more than a couple of 

MRS. CLAUS (suspiciously) — 
What about this Evelyn creature? 

SANTA (as if surprised, a little 
too surprised) — Evelyn? Why-y-y, 
Mother, that was nothing at all. 
You know I never really cared for 
anyone but you. 

MRS. CLAUS (in a weepy sort of 
voice — You didn't? 

SANTA— Why, of course not. 

MRS. CLAUS (now in tears)— Oh, 
Father, I'm so happy. 

SANTA (expanding; patting her 
shoulder)— Well, now. .there, there, 
there . . . 

MRS. CLAUS— I thought I'd lost 
you. And at my age! What would 
I have done?, 

SANTA— At your age. (He raises 
crossed finger behind her back.) 
Why, sweetheart, you don't look a 
year older than the day I married 

MRS. CLAUS— Oh, Father! 

(The telephone rings. It has an 
ominous sound. Mrs. Claus hurried 
to answer it.) 

. MRS. CLAUS— Hello. No, this is 
Mrs. Claus. Yes, I'll give him a mes- 
sage What ? ( slowly ) . I 

think he knows it already. (She 
puts the receiver down quietly, but 
there is a wicked glint in her eye.) 

SANTA (innocently)— What is it, 

MRS. CLAUS— Evelyn has run 
away with one of the wood carvers, 
you wretch! Just wait'll I get my 
hands on you. 

(Exit Santa in a hurry, followed 
by Mrs. Claus— through the air is 
heard a voice calling: 

VOICE — A merry Christmas to 
all, and to all a goodnight! 

Poor "Chollie" 

by Daniel Blotch 

Christmas is a time of holly, 

A time to be gay — a time to be jolly, 

Yes, I should be gay, too, but Oh — 

what folly! 
Listen a while to the tale of poor 


Once I was happy, but now I'm 

My dear old, thin wallet is tattered 

and torn, 
The exterior, that is — the inside's 

not worn, 
Sometimes I wish that I'd never 

been born. 

Now when you're in love the out- 
look is sunny, 

But you do need a gift for the dear 
sugar bunny. 

Alas, poor old "Chollie" doesn't 
have him a honey, 

He's deficient, of course, in the 
matter of money 

— 'taint funny! 

The Laments of a Freshman 

by Olivia Strand O'Hair 

College life you hear about 
From the time you're a very small 

Dancing, hayrides, and parties- 
Life seems to move in a whirl. 

But when you arrive on campus 
You're immediately taken in hand, 
And confronted with things "we 

just don't do" 
Or in Jiggerboard you're liable to 


Open the doors for the seniors, 
Say yes'm and no'm, if you please, 
No passing across the table, 
Or Miss Gillespie you'll never ap- 

Answer the telephone when told to, 
During quiet hours, positively no 

One ten and one twelve every 

That's all you can go out with the 


When you sign up for classes 
You find it's no cinch to get thru, 
Hours of study are given, 
Orientation's included too. 

This is a class to scare you, 
And make you think you are nuts, 
It proves you emotionally unstable, 
And why classes shouldn't be cut. 

Maybe you're maladjusted 
And some king of complex you've 

But if you go in quite normal 
You come out with dementia prae- 

So goes the life of a freshman 
Not gay and carefree as the rest. 
But really we don't mind so 
We accept this sort of life with zest. 

For once it was your life also 
As it will be of generations to come 
And after all without such non- 

College life just wouldn't be fun. 



Prof's Xmas 

(Continued from Page U 
nified and insulted manner. 

Alone again, and the candy smell 
still in the air! Prof raised one eye- 
brow — the coast was clear! But just 
as he started for the tree, the noise 
of a pan rattling reached him. For- 
getting the candy, he reached the 
kitchen in a mad dash that nearly 
knocked Pat over. The result was 
spilled water, which Prof very gen- 
erously helped to clean up. And 
then, after his being helpful like 
that— what happened? Pat wiped 
his nose and face with the wet, 
dirty wash-up rag! 

But the kitchen was warm and 
smelled good and everyone who be- 
longed to him was there, so Prof 
stayed. "I put a ribbon under the 
tree for Prof." It was Pat speaking. 
"And I wrapped up some biscuits." 
Prof perked up his big floppy ears 
as much as he could. They were 
talking about the packages under 
the tree. He'd better investigate 
them at his first chance. 

That chance didn't come until 
the next morning. Prof came down- 
stairs with Mother, but instead of 
going to the kitchen with her, he 
went to the living-room and began 
his inspection of packages. He had 
found the one that smelled like bis- 
cuits and was tearing the paper 
when the family came in. Prof 
looked up sheepishly, expecting a 
scolding. To his great surprise ev- 
eryone laughed. Bert sat down and 
helped Prof unwrap his biscuits, 
and soon he was happily munching 
away under the piano. 

Meanwhile, the family, with 
much noise and confusion, was 
opening gifts. Suddenly Prof real- 
ized — he had not given gifts to 
anyone! That must be taken care 
of! He walked over to Mother, and 
"when she bent down to pick up a 
piece of string, Prof gave her a 
nice, generous kiss. Mother laughed 
and wiped her face. "Hm — so this 
was a special day! He must take 
advantage of this goodwill. Good- 
will? Here comes the torture! Ev- 
ery year we go through this! Well, 
I'll let them tie that silly ribbon 
around my neck, but I'll be tied if 
I'll let them put one on my tail!" 

"Christm,as dinner, and does it 
smell good! Eighteen chairs to vis- 
1 it! Let's hope this good will lasts 
through dinner." Prof started his 
rounds, nudging gently with his 
nose. No noise now! If he were 
caught begging, he'd be put outside 
and it was cold and snowy out 
fchere. Prof knew who wouldn't be- 
-tray him! "Turkey, turkey, and 
more turkey! Oh, this was heaven! 
Janet, Nancy, Pat, Tom — better 
skip Mary— Don, Bert— I'll take a 
chance on Uncle Joe! Gee whiz! 
Stingy ! Don't you know I hate car- 
rots ! Give me more meat and more 
candy!" Prof continued his profit- 
able trips round and round the 
table until the family had finished 
eating. Then, knowing that they 
would spend at least two hours 
around the table talking, Prof 
wrapped himself securely around 
Aunt Lou's feet, burped gloriously, 
and fell asleep. 

Xmas Dinner 

(Continued from Page 2) 

presents and parties, money and 
food, drink and Christmas cheer. 
Where is the old-fashioned spirit 
of giving and sacrifice? In the past 
hour, there hasn't been a word 
spoken in praise of God!" 

Well said, Grandma. Not a word 
about God from our own family, 
this modern up-to-date family that 
I love so much. But — J found the 
true spirit of Christmas way, way 
around the world — could I expect 
them to know? They were in church 
last night — who wasn't, except the 
Uncle Bob type! But the churches 
of Vienna were crowded to capacity 
last year. For the first time in five 
years people were allowed to go to 
church! And they really filled 
them! Those decorations they had! 
Christmas trees with candles in- 
stead of electric lights, and cotton 
balls instead of ornaments. The 
music in the theaters! The wonder- 
ful symphonies! The beautiful car- 
ols — yes? The music of Vienna was 
marvelous! Especially at Christmas 
time. You hardly realized it was a 
city of starving people! People who 
were eating black bread and mush. 
And now my own family! As long 
as the common folks, the little peo- 
ple all over the world don't recog- 
nize the true Christmas spirit of 
goodwill to men, the preachers in 
their pulpits and the officials in 
high places can speak unto eternity 
and accomplish nothing! Oh, God, 
when will men find peace on eartft? 

"What's troubling you, son?" 
Grandmother Donovan was saying. 
"You've hardly spoken during the 
whole meal!" 

"I've just been thinking, Grand- 
ma, but I can't put my thoughts 
into words." 

"You must be glad to be home 
among all your friends and rela- 
tives again after so long an ab- 
sence, and it's hard to express 
yourself, I suppose, but I'll be glad 
to listen if you care to talk with 

"Maybe some day, Grandma, but 
not today. I'm very, very happy to 
be home, but I'm afraid my tho'ts 
are not all of happiness. Today is 
no time for bitterness or senti- 
mental reminiscing. Today is 

Holiday Scent 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Witchery, so she shrieked, "Help, 
I'm in Danger." 

The Prince, hearing her cry, 
rushed to her aid and with great 
Courage sent Max sprawling on the 
Blue Grass. 

Then with great calmness the 
Prince, turning to Elizabeth, asked 
her to go for a stroll with him. She 
agreed and they crossed over Bond 
Street toward Friendship Gardens. 

A Song from within caused the 
other guests to return indoors and 
continue the ball. 

When Elizabeth and the Prince 
returned they announced that they 
would get married amidst Apple 
Blossoms when everyone was feel- 
ing In the Pink. All the fellows told 
the Prince that he was A Lucky 
Devil and then took their leave. 
Gradually the room assumed a 
Dark Brilliance and then every- 
thing became Jet black. The Magic 
Hour was over. 

Slowly I turned and wound my 
solitary way up the cold, dark street 
where the Christmas decorations 
hung limply suspended like lonely 

Fillet D'Sole 

(Continued from Page 1) 
to the c. p. immediately!'" 

* * * * * 

When the commanding officer, 
Captain Ed. Juke, returned from 
battallion headquarters and heard 
of Kerry's luck, he immediately de- 
cided with a brilliance reserved on- 
ly for officers, to invite the battal- 
ion commander to Christmas din- 
ner. Indeed the final guest list in- 
cluded the Colonel, three majors, 
six captains, and five insignificant 
second lieutenants. Since this num- 
ber was already more than the din- 
ing room of the current stopping 
place could hold, he decided that 
the first sergeant would eat in the 
kitchen with the P. F. C.'s. 

Captain Juke then gathered the 
company runners together and sent 
them through the entire village to 
collect tablecloths, napkins, wine 
glasses, candles, silverware, and 
preferably clavados. Although the 
village was small, the inhabitants 
had been comparatively wealthy, so 
that the table when all had been 
gathered was nothing short of daz- 
zlingly resplendant. The table it- 
self was covered with pure white 
linen; at each place was a lace 
trimmed linen napkin and gold fin- 
ger bowl. The plates were of Dres- 
den china . and were bordered on 
the right by a knife and not less 
than sx spoons of assorted sizes, 
and on the left by four forks. There 
was no need for all the silverware, 
but as the colonel remarked when 
he sat down, "This shure looks pur- 
ty in the candlelight." 

Out in the kitchen Sergeant Ker- 
ry winked at Big Swede, the cook 
as he finished dipping up the gravy 
on his plate. They were alone, for 
the P. F. C.'s were, now standing 
outside the dining room window 
singing Christmas carols as Cap- 
tin Juke passed out cigars to his 
guests. "You know, Swede, I don't 
see how one skinny cow had so 
much meat on him — enuff for four 
platoons of men, the boys here at 
c. p., and the gentlemen in there." 
He indicated the dining room with 
his thumb. 

Swede answered with a drawl, 
"Well, Kerry, there weren't quite 
enuff to go 'round after I had fed 
all the boys, but I hadda feed the 
brass something, so — Kerry, do you 
know where I can git a new pair of 
shoes? Seems as how I ripped the 
soles offa all three pair o' mine." 

Winter Walk 


O great white mountain with the 

tranquil heart — 
See, we have stolen of your bounty 

this bitter wintry day, 
And carried off our booty to the 


Along with tired bodies, and quest- 
ing minds at rest: 

Here in our eyes the knowing still- 
ness of the pine trees; 

The benediction of the drooping 
hemlocks on our souls; 

The showering twitter of a junco 
band a-flying, 

And the wild and breathless beau- 
ty of deer tracks in the snow; 

The shining frescoes of the ice- 
bound brook; - 

The grouse's chugging rhythm on 
the log; 

The glossy whiteness of the trails 

that lured 
Us upward 'till we laughed with joy 

to climb them. 

We thank you, calm and lofty 
daughter of the valley's womb, 

For these, your gifts to wanderers 
who reach your loving heart. 

Dis-Card Trouble 


The trouble begins in November 
When all Christmas cards first ap- 

The complete display I dismember 
As I search for the ones I call 

There are red ones with snowmen 
so jolly; 

There are blue ones with bright sil- 
ver stars; 

There are some with gay wreaths 
of holly; 

There are some filled with musical 

I ignore the comic and prosy, 
And reject the "Happy New Year." 
I prefer cards silver and rosy, 
And lettered in gay Christmas 

I finally decide on my Fifty; 
The sales lady heaves a deep sigh. 
I comment, "They really are nifty!" 
While she hastily bids me goodbye. 

At home I search madly from attic 
To basement and sub-basement, 

For the list that in moments er- 

I suppose I hid in the flue. 

Finally deep in a closet 
I stumble upon a surprise; 
My list lies beneath a deposit 
Of my last year's star pin-up guys. 

My list needs a thorough deleting, 
But my pen soon develops a fit. 
I repeat words that aren't really 

I'm ready to lie down and quit. 

From the radio come Christmas 

My anger is soon pacified: 

Aunt Mary, Grandpa, and Darrell — 

I mustn't forget dear Aunt Ide. 

I check off the names as I work, 
My fingers are getting the cramps. 
But at last I end with a smirk — 
I do SO enjoy licking stamps. 



Within, the pine tree withers at 
the tips, 

And brown the branch once g| 

with Christmas cheer. 
My heart grown heavy with 

time's eclipse 
Looks to the dying, not the coming 


Without, the darkness falls across 
the white 
Last lingering patches of the soe 

The trees, no longer glistening : 

the light, 
Lift fingers clutching at a nameless 


Too early for the birds, too soon 

for song, 
My soul stands lonely, drenched 

with winter rain, 
That, freezing, binds me like an icy 


And every icy drop brings added 

And cold my heart, that like a sod- 
den thing 

Awaits in clay the coming warmth 
of spring. 

I rush to the post with elation; | 
I push the cards in thro the slot. 
Then, sudden and deep consterna- 
tion — 

I think of a friend I forgot! 

They say at least one resolution 
You make on the first of the year. 
I found this an easy solution: || 
LA VIE gives you my Christinas 





Everything Musical 

from an 
to a 

605 Cumberland St. 




New Faces On Faculty Row 

We wish to formally apologize 
a nd correct the name caption 
which appeared under the picture 
f Dr. Feig in the November 21 issue 
f LA VIE. His name is not Dr. 
Amos Feig, but Dr. Chester A. Feig. 

Miss Jessie Haag 

One of the most representative 
of that youthful spirit — pep, vim, 
and vigor — on our faculty staff is 
Miss Jessie Haag, Director of Physi- 
cal Education for Women. 

Miss Haag is originally from 
Reading, Pa. There she graduated 
from the Reading High School in 
1935. She then entered Temple Uni- 
versity Teacher's College in the 
Dept. of Health and Physical Edu- 

In various phases of her educa- 
tion, she has been under the expert 
instructorship of well-known peo- 
ple. In the field of ballet dancing, 
her instructor was Catherine Lit- 
tlefield, who is now the choreog- 
rapher for Sonja Henie. In modern 
dancing, she was under the direc- 
tion of Weidemanand Humphreys. 
She also had Olympic instructions 
in fencing and gymnastics. 

Miss Haag has played field hock- 
ey with girls who were Ail-Ameri- 
can players. She, of course, played 
on varsity basketball teams. While 
in college, she received her instruc- 
tor's rating in life-saving and wa- 
ter safety. 

Upon graduation from college in 
!939, she became director of physi- 
cal education for girls in Lansdale, 
where she now lives. During her 
years there, she has had undefeat- 
ed seasons in hockey and basket- 
ball. For three years she had cham- 
pionship teams in tennis. Under 
ne r direction, five dance concerts 
Wer e sponsored. 

!n 1940, Miss Haag received her 
Raster's degree of Education in 
physical Education and Health 
from Temple. Her graduate work 
done at Temple Hospital. In 
4<1 , she was appointed supervisor 
^creation in Lansdale. This was 
year-round position, which she 

department on the same basis as 
the men's department. 

Campus Cross-Section 


while also teaching. 

>. ere on our own campus, Miss 
^ aa § has coaching duties aside 
m the regular instruction in 
^ ysical education for girls. She 
j. also direct the coming May 
y program. Her lecturing duties 
1 %g : - 

iene will be composed of 
s and women's classes. 

cw iss Haa g has definitely some 

w convictions in the field of 

Sh e en ' S athletics on our campus. 

the feels that both the men and 
Uw Wom en's departments can be 

c °thr>° Ved ' U is her belief that the 
leti C g tiUve field in women's ath- 
th er ls J' u st as great as the men's. 
ti 0n e is also a need for recogni- 
of our own women's athletic 

Madame Green has asked to have 
her interview deferred until later 
in the year. 

Miss Elizabeth Kaho 

The conservatory has added to 
its staff Elizabeth Kaho, whose po- 
sition is professor of theory and 

Miss Kaho is originally from 
Ohio. Previous to her arrival on 
our campus, she taught at the Uni- 
versity of Omaha in Nebraska. She 
has been associated with concert 
work and also private studio work 
in Nebraska and Iowa. 

Miss Kaho did her undergradu- 
ate work at Grinnell University, 
Grinnell, Iowa. She received her 
Master of Arts Degree at Columbia. 
She has also completed work for 
her Doctor of Philosophy degree 
at Columbia. 

Miss Kaho holds membership in 
the Sigma Alpha Iota, Delta Pi 
Kappa and the American Associa- 
tion of Women besides several oth- 
er organizations. 

The impressions of Lebanon Val- 
ley College that Miss Kaho has are 
favorable. She is pleased with the 
conservatory and the students. 

One objection she has to this 
region of the country is the food — 
scrapple; however, she can toler- 
ate the shoe-fly pie. In the way of 
speech, she says, "Everybody has an 
accent but me." 

Lecture Sponsored 
By Rotary Clubs 

Mr. Harvey Stowers, author of 
several books and a representative 
of the Aircraft Manufacturers As- 
sociation, was the speaker at the 
first of the four lectures to be held 
in Engle Hall, sponsored by the Ro- 
tary Clubs of Lebanon and Ann- 
ville. He spoke on the subject: 
"Confusion in the Ten Mile Per 
Minute Travel." 

Mr. Stowers stated that the only 
good derived from war is its scien- 
tific developments. In this last war, 
the development of air travel was 
tremendous, both in the increase of 
the size of planes and in their 
speed. He expressed his opinion 
that the world is shrinking in size 
because of air travel, in the same 
manner as the United States was 
drawn closer together because of 
the railroads. Because of this close- 
ness of any point in the world to 
any other point, a better under- 
standing of the people in the world 
is necessary. 

Mr. Stowers did not explain how 
this understanding would be ac- 
complished, but gave interesting 
facts and figures on past perform- 
ances and records of many air- 

How do you like the chapel pro- 
grams this year as compared to for- 
mer years? After considering and 
rejecting this topic for a number of 
weeks as a subject for Campus X 
Section we finally decided to see 
the subject to its bitter end Both 
the answers to the question and the 
side comments on chapel as a whole 
were quite interesting , and so we 
pass them on to the chapel-going 
public in their pure, unaltered 

A lot of people, like Dottie Smith, 
were more or less non-partisan. 
Dottie said, "I like the present ar- 
rangement better except for the 
fact that I miss the Friday chapel 
when the various organizations 
presented programs. The one ser- 
vice is much more impressive be- 
cause it is in the atmosphere of o 

Helen Hartz had somewhat the 
same opinion with something of an 
addition. "I like the present form 
better," she said, "but I, too, miss 
the Friday programs. I don't feel 
that the penalty for overcuts is 
fair. People should not be forced to 
go to church. I am United Breth- 
ren, but I don't think we should 
have compulsory chapel." 

Wesley Kreiser says, "I like the 
hour chapel once a week. It seems 
more like church this way." 

"I prefer the long period," said 
Jean Hudyma, "because I feel it's 
more conducive to making a reli- 
gious atmosphere. The short ser- 
vices didn't contribute much, and I 
can see no reason for there being 
any complaint about compulsory 
attendance. There should, however, 
be more than one meeting of the 
student body per week in order to 
augment the school spirit." 

Earl Light said, "I like the one 
hour service. I would like to hear 
more outside speakers give address- 

Says Kenny Fidler, "I like the 
idea of everyday chapel best. There 
is more chance to see one's friends 
oftener, and it puts a nice break in 
each day." 

J. R. Shenk said, "I don't like it 
the way it is. I liked it better the 
other way. I think the penalty for 
overcuts is too heavy. They should 
try some other way to keep up at- 
tendance. I miss the special Friday 

Dick Miller was quick to give this 
opion. "They're a little rough on 
cuts, but I'd rather have it once a 
week than every day. There was 
more variety before, though. Could 
not they have the students conduct 
the services instead of the old fo- 

And this was only the beginning' 
Many were of Connie Nestor's opin- 
ion. "Religion is something that can 
not be compelled. A person usually 
accepts religion in one form or an- 
other, but shouldn't be made to at- 
tend chapel here if it conflicts with 
his religious beliefs." 

Richard Roy thinks it's all very 
simple. "Chapel should not be com- 
pelled," he says, "but left up to 
the individual the way churches 

Miles Harriger asks, "Who wants 
to be forced to go to chapel? I 
think added hours for chapel cuts 
is unfair, and has no bearing on re- 
ligion. Certainly that was one of 
the reasons our country was colon- 

Sam Rutherford, who always says 
what the majority of people only 
dare to think, says, "My first and 
primary reason why I feel that the 
present system of chapel here at L. 
V. C. is unfair is that for anything 
you must do, you have that uncon- 
trollable desire to try to figure out 
a way to evade doing it. Secondly, 
I object because of the variegated 

cross-section of young America 
which is enrolled in our school. 
Some of the students are compell- 
ed to attend a service which al- 
though intended to be non-sectar- 
ian, sticks out all over with United 
Brethrenism. My last reason lies in 
the fact that even though you may 
wish to worship, it might prove dif- 
ficult with people on your right and 
left doing German or reading Es- 
quire! It all goes to prove the old 
adage that you can lead a horse to 
water, but you can't make him 

Jean Bedger reminds us of the 
original question with this answer. 
"In comparison to last year's sys- 
tem, I prefer it the way it is now. 
Forty-five minutes of interesting, 
inspiring worship once a week is 
more uplifting to me than fifteen 
confused minutes daily." 

Louis D. Mandes says, "I prefer 
the one hour of chapel, but as for 
the penalty for overcuts — I cannot 
understand how the college is jus- 
tified in increasing the required 
amount of hours for a college de- 
gree. Neither do I see of what im- 
portance it would be to another in- 
stitution of higher learning or to 
an employer whether a person ov- 
ercut chapel or not. Why make a 
record on the transcript?" 

A common -sense opinion shared 
by many G. I.'s was voiced by Hal 
Boyer. "A well balanced college life 
should include a certain amount of 
church activity," he said. "This col- 
lege has seen fit to force us to at- 
tend chapel with a strict rule 
against cutting, to which many of 
us object. It may seem very harsh, 
but if attendance were purely vol- 
untary, how many seats would be 
filled? How many attend weekly 
Fellowship Hour? How many at- 
tended the special Thanksgiving 
Service? Every G. I. who has been 
in battle, at some time or another 
felt a need for prayer. Now that 
the shells have ceased falling, and 
we are out of immediate danger, is 
there any reason that we should 
not still feel a definite need for fel- 
lowship, rather than be forced to 
go to chapel?" 

So there it is. Since we realize 
that with conditions as they are it 
is necessary to have our chapel the 
way we do, it is gratifying that so 
many persons prefer the extra dig- 
nity of a full length service. As for 
the other matters touched upon, 
perhaps they should be given a bit 
of attention — providing, of course, 
that this is, and we believe it is, a 
campus cross section! 

Junior Class Selects 
Officers for Year 

Following elections which were 
held in a rather irregular way due 
to the size of the class, the junior 
class has finally organized, and 
the officers have taken their posts 
for the ensuing year. They are as 
follows: President— Miles Harriger; 
vice president, George "Rinso" 
Marquette; treasurer, Nancy Elaine 
Heilman; secretary, Millie Neff. 

What's Cookin' Doc? 

On Spending an Afternoon 
In the Physics Lab 

Many times people who are un- 
familiar with what goes on behind 
the doors of the physics lab have 
asked about the strange thuds, 
crashes, and gasps which issue 
forth into the hall of said lab. 
Their constant questionings be- 
come tiring after a while, and as 
a result this article is written to 
enlighten the innocent. 

First of all, we'll investigate the 
goings-on at the end table in the 
East lab (we have two, you know). 
Here we find a co-ed attempting 
to determine the surface tension 
of water. It's amazing how these 
little glass tubes refuse to break 
cleanly. What's that you said, Miss? 

At this time of year, one finds 
little brass balls dangling from the 
ends of the center-rails of the 
benches. One fellow was standing 
at the end of a bench and another 
student was determining the period 
of a pendulum, using one of the 
balls as the bob of the pendulum. 
The ball was pulled back, released, 
and swung through the air along 
its path; and what did this little 
ball find in its way? You guessed 
it — the skull of the first fellow who 
Was at this place standing. Another 
student has just a half -bottle of 
ammonium hydroxide down the 
throat of the casualty's neck ge- 
poured. You say Kreamer's hearse 
is down in front of the building? 

Now let's watch Bill Moore. He 
just went to the side bench to 
make some capillary tubes. Now 
he's going to light a Bunsen burn- 
er. Does he use the conventional 
match? — No. Does he use a cigar- 
ette lighter? — No. Does he use a 
striker? (Welder's type) — No. Does 
he resort to friction?— No! He plugs 
the cord of a minature Tesla coil 
into the socket and shoots a stream 
of high frequency A.C. current at 
the burner. 

Now I've seen everything; well. 

Ah, here is an interesting case. 
Someone is seeking to verify 
Hooke's Law. He is using the torion 
lathe. So far, 36 kilograms have 
been placed on the pan which in 
turn is fastened to a wheel which 
in turn is fastened to a brass rod 
which in turn is fastened to a do- 
jigger which in turn holds the rod 
from turning. A force of 36 kilo- 
grams has moved the wheel thru 
386 degrees. That's really a new 
twist to the thing. Well, let's add 
10 kg. more. What's that crash? 
You say some freshman in the 
chem lab was pushed through the 
floor into the basement? I always 
said that that tape holding the 
weights wasn't very strong. 

Excuse me for a few minutes — 
it's either a haircut or a dog li- 

My this leather collar is tight! 
Where were we? Oh yes, as you see 
physics is a mighty interesting 
course. You hear much spoken 
against physics, but such speakers 
are prejudiced. Give physics a 
chance; you'll get a bang out of it! 

Ben Franklin Store 


If we don't have what you want, allow us to get it. 

Open Friday and Saturday nights - E. M. WOLFE, Prop. 




Pictures: D. Clark Carmean, James Gregg 



an alarm 
. . some 

The Campus Is Talking About . . . 

To the late shoppers: only four more shopping days until Christinas. Here's a 
fat of suggestions. 

For Marycarol Salzman a memoranda book to keep her four men straight, 
fom Schaak, Miles Harriger, Rinso Marquette and Bob Steele, they are, . . . 
r Luzetta Warfel a pair of lead weights to bring her down to earth as Bill 
'erguson has &wept her off her feet . . . orchids to Harry Hoffman who was 
e "Saviour of the Pacific" ... to Charlie Pomraning, ceremonial robes to wear 
when performing his little ritual before each test ... to Dick Moller, Charlie 
Gaul, and Frank Urich, cots in South Hall — they're always there ... a cook book 
to Doris Newman in preparation for the coming event ... a rolling-pin to Thelma 
Zimmerman for her matrimonial career ... a mirror to Slade Lindeman in which 
t0 admire his nice legs. 

A first aid kit to Charlie Tome and Sid Garverich and to all other ailing 
iuples (Sarah Zellers and Dick Bard are already patched up) ... a horseshoe 
x good luck to Abba Cohen who spends every Tuesday night in that famous 
legion but as yet has had no luck in that drawing ... a blue sweater from English 
rlass to Bob Hamilton ... to Red Awkerman permanent roots in North Hall ... a 
p ntinued supp iy G f dates to B. J. Butt alternating between Harriger and Joe 
r$?iorello ... to Bob Baker and Butch Bell permanent occupation of Charles Gaul's 
Nijid Tommy Thomas' spot under the stairs. Charlie is getting old and is satisfied 
L> s it on the love seat (and does he make it live up to it's name) . . 
dock for Ronnie Baker who barely brings- Marty Matter in on time 
.calculus problems for Leon Reamer that he can work. 

An apartment for Joe Dubbs if those rumors are true ... a pair of soft shoes 
for Britton for those dance routines ... a new whip for Quickie — she wore out 
the old one making Dick Moller repair the Christmas tree wires that Rutherford 
yanked loose getting play props ... a contract to the red head from Souse Hall 
who wrote that lovely theme song. "Where Do We Go from Here Boys, Where 
jo We Go from Here? Let's. Go Down to Harry's to get a Glassi of Beer" . . . 
shoulders to Rothrock who didn't gain any size when he stepped into a football 
uniform ... to Bob Miller tape to bind his broken ribs ... a new brain for Ginny 
Werner who can't tell Algebra from Spanish— that Bob Sourbier certainly gives 
her a charge ... an electric warning signal on the porch of West Hall to Asher 
Edelman and Betty Wilhide ... a mask to hide the blushes of Ginnie Vought since 
her mortification at the play last Friday night . . . more parlors to Mim Wehry 
and Harry Bricker, Kitty Rhoads and Harold Boyer, Millie Emerich and Donald 
Geib, LaFaune Shuman and Pete Gamber, Mose Knowlton and Be Frank, Barb 
Blough and Bob Streepy, Oscar Light and Florence Bell, and Nina Hazen and 
Bob Walters. 

Diapers to "Poppa" Sheetz . . . students to Pete Gamber in his "How to 
Get a Wife" lessons . . . liniment to the Stonecipher girls and Rena Mae Biely to 
heal their bruises where the early arriving day-students tripped over them as 
they slept on the floor of the day student room . . . double spikes to Es» Engle so 
she and Raymond Kline won't be the long and short of it ... a diary to Bert 
Barbini to keep a record of her big week-end at Penn State with her Ronnie . . . 
heating facilities to Bob Early and his informal German class he holds on the 
library steps at one on Mjonday Wednesday and Friday ... a happier philosophy to 
Don Hoffer who has cynical views on the psychological effects of holding hands 
. . . laurels to Glenn Hall who has taken Jim Brulatour's reputation as a great 
lover (Ruthie Kramer seems to like the change anyway) ... a reserved booth in 
the Pennway to the "great showman" Britton, Faye Kraut, Mary E. Budeshein 
and Sadler. Those chats are really out of this world and when Jim Lindemuth 
comes in and starts feeling "tiddly" anything goes. ... a buyer for Michael Felix 
Crincoli's dairy farm since he has given it up. He is now going with an undertaker's 
daughter— he likes the way she lowers the biers . . . more rope to those South 
Hall coeds who've been roping in baskets of food and drink . . . thick books for 
Nina Hazen and Helen Dickel to press, their orchids in . . . picture frame for 
Janie Flinchbaugh to put Smitty's picture in . . . and last of all cyanide to the 
dietician so she doesn't do it the slow way . . . and a score of "My Maryland" for 
Zellers and Garris. 

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight" 



Mrs. Baxtresser 
Is Featured Soloist 

Beginning with Carnegie Hall on 
September 21, Mrs. Margaret Bax- 
tresser has fulfilled a busy concert 
season this fall, as well as filling 
.^e job of professor of piano dur- 
Mr. Joseph Battista's leave of 

bsence. When appearing profes- 
sionally she goes by her maiden 
na «ie, Margaret Barthel. 

°n November 25, Mrs. Baxtresser 

wayed the Von Weber "Coneer- 

tueck" with the Wilkes-Barre 

^rnphony Orchestra. December 3, 

^appeared in a recital in Lan- 

pl ° n December 8 Mrs. Baxtresser 
h e / eci at a tea given in honor of 
sen mana Ser, who is planning a 

Vfasiv ° f concerts to be given in 
fi sbington, D. c, this spring. Mrs. 

soi oi resser will appear as one of the 
^a s in this series. The party 
Hon a SlVen bv Dr - Paul Flemming 
C. 7^> Prominent Washington, D. 
a tid a • with manv foreign 

*n Ce erican diplomats in attend- 

Frida v> December 13, Mrs. 
ttety y SSer Presented a program in 
t>elt a ° rk before the alumni of the 
ti 0rial Drnicron Chapter of the Na- 

J ^Ua ic Sororit y- Tnis coming 
ry 24 she will be featured as 

Alumni Fete 

(Continued from Page 1) 

bered as one of our greatest all- 
round athletes. 

President Lynch spoke to the 
gathering on pre-war and war-time 
sports. Professor Balsbaugh, secre- 
tary of the association, introduced 
the new members of the college 
faculty to Lebanon Valley's alumni. 
The football squad was introduced 
by Coach Feeser, who also reviewed 
the past football season. Basketball 
coach Ralph Mease remarked on 
the present basketball season and 
prospects for the coming year. 


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Chorale in B Minor Franck 

Wayne Mowrey, Organ 

Sarabande Handel 

Countree -Danse Beethoven 

Minuette in D Haydn 

Marvin Detambel, Violin 
Hazel Fornoff Detambel 


soloist with the college symphony. 
"The Hungarian Fantasy" by Liszt 
will be presented at the time. 

Mrs. Baxtresser will also present 
a joint recital with Galli-Campi, 
Metropolitan coloratura - soprano, 
on January 21 in Lancaster, and 
January 24 in Bethlehem. Besides 
these, she has other engagements 
planned for this spring. 


(Continued from Page 1) 
college, Mr. Shettel is a member of 
the sophomore class. 

The wedding will take place in 
the Presbyterian Church, Little 
Rock, at 4 P. M., Tuesday, Decem- 
ber 24, with the groom's father per- 
forming the double -ring ceremony. 
Following the holidays, the couple 
will reside in Annville. 

Mr. and Mrs. Verren B. Flinch- 
baugh, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, 
announce the engagement of their 
daughter, Gladys E. Flinchbaugh, 
to Paul L. Slenker, of Red Lion. Mr. 
Slenker was recently discharged 
from the United States Army after 
serving three years in the Pacific 
area. Gladys will be graduated from 
Lebanon Valley College in May of 
this year and the wedding will be 
in June. 


Seven League Games on 
Schedule of Dutchmen 

Play in the newly-formed West- 
ern Division of the Middle Atlantic 
States Inter- Collegiate Basketball 
league should provide an added in- 
centive for the men who whip the 
ball through the cords for Lebanon 
Valley College. 

Under a new system devised this 
year, there are to be three separ- 
ate divisions; a Northern, a South- 
ern, and a Wectern Division. Leba- 
non Valley has been placed on the 
Western division. There are five 
teams in each division. 

Other members of the Western 
division are Juniata, Moravian, Al- 
bright, and Scranton. The Valley 
is scheduled to tangle with the first 
three quints, twice each, and en- 
gage Scranton in just one tussle, 
or a total of seven league games. 

At the end of the season the 
leaders of the three divisions and 
the best of the independent teams, 
who belong to no league will battle 
it out in a play-off for the cham- 
pionship of the Middle Atlantic 

Students and followers alike of 
the Valley's court activities should 
be especially interested in their 
record, for each and every victory 
will bring the Flying Dutchmen 
that much closer to a possible 
league championship. 


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will have its big time during the 
last weekend in March. There has 
been planned a joint, formal din- 
ner-dance with Kalo's sister soci- 
ety, Delphian. The whole weekend 
has been set aside for Kalo and 
Delphian, so they are having the 
dance on Saturday, and a play on 
Friday. It will be a gala time, some- 
thing for the members of both or- 
ganizations to look forward to. 

Wig and Buckle Club . 
Elects New Officers 

In a brief, informal meeting, De- 
cember 3, the Wig and Buckle Club 
held hasty election to fill the offices 
of president and vice-presdent. The 
offices were left vacant when the 
members formerly holding them 
suddenly resigned. Formal accept- 
ance of their resignations was not 
taken up probably because a num- 
ber of members were unable to at- 
tend the surprise meeting. In the 
absence of the secretary, the treas- 
urer, Florence Barnhart, presided 
over the informal session. James 
Brulatour and Robert Zimmerman 
were elected to the offices of presi- 
dent and vice-president, respective- 

L. V* DRAMA Season Opens 


Another Dr. Wallace Shakespeare 
class rose nobly to the occasion on 
Monday and Tuesday evenings, No- 
vember 25 and 26, when it present- 
ed King Henry IV, Part I, in Engle 
Hall. This "occasion" was different 
from those of the two preceding 
years when the popular "As You 
Like It" and "Twelfth Night" were 
presented in professional manner, 
for although King Henry IV is the 
greatest favorite of all of Shake- 
speare's histories, it lacks both the 
popularity and universal appeal at- 
tributable to both these dramas. 

Although the principal events of 
Henry IV's reign are presented in 
the play and in its sequel, all this 
is merely subservient to the main 
central interest — the reformation of 
young Henry, Prince of Wales, 
whose metamorphosis from a gay, 
carefree young blade to a chival- 
rous, heroic gentleman, willing to 
face death for the honor of his fa- 
ther and his father's cause was 
well portrayed by Alvin C. Berger. 
Even though Mr. Berger's charac- 
terization was not at all times well 
sustained, his imitation of the king, 
in the tavern scene, was superbly 
well done, and his portrayal of the 
recalcitrant youth, receiving a 
dressing down from his father, was 
splendidly handled. 

The inimitable, the paradoxical 
Falstaff, the Falstaff who constant- 
ly creates new impressions in one's 
mind, is the leading figure in the 
drama. This characterization was 
enacted almost faultlessly by 
Thomas J. Schaak. His voice was 
Falstaff 's; so were his visage, his 
movements, his cowardliness, his 
wit, his bravery, his knavery — all 
the complex and somewhat discon- 
certing but lovable qualities of 
Shakespeare's character were in his 
personality. So omnipresent was he, 
however, that, on occasion, he made 
the error, common to the amateur 
of the stage, of playing to the au- 
dience at times when he should 
have remained in the background. 

In his portrayal of headstrong 
Hotspur, Edward Steiner was genu- 
inely convincing. His every move- 
ment, every line was fraught with 
passion and feeling. Truly he play- 
ed his part well. His failure to 
enunciate distinctly at times was 
merely the result of the intenseness 
of his feeling for his part. 

Theodore Keller as King Henry 
was continually in character. He 
possessed the dignity, the poise, the 
cool calmness of a sovereign. His 
every line was pronounced con- 
vincingly. The scene in which he 
reprimanded young Henry was par- 
ticularly well done. 

With few exceptions, the minor 
characters of the play performed 
their parts with such skill that they 
aided greatly in the performance 
of a finished production. Outstand- 
ing among these were Joanna R. 
Lawhead, who, as Lady Percy, was 
constantly in character; Mildred 
A. Neff, who played the part of 
Lady Mortimer; Doris Lee Newman 
as Henry Percy; Earl of Northum- 
berland; Joseph H. Yeakel as Bar- 
dolph, and Thelma Zimmerman as 

The banners and shields, design- 
ed and executed by Theodore Kel- 
ler, were so beautifully finished 
that they added greatly to the set- 
ting of the play. The set used for 
the tavern scene was effectively ar- 
ranged. Altgether the setting, light- 
ing, costumes, sound effects, and 
make-up aided the cast in present- 
ing an effective dramatization of 
Shakespeare. Dr. Wallace, members 
of the cast, and play committee 
members deserve much praise for 
their successful performance of a 
difficult play. 

Campus theatregoers who at- 
tended the Wig and Buckle Club's 
presentation of "January Thaw," by 
William Ross, based on the novel by 
Bellamy Partridge, on the evenings 
of December 12 and 13, enjoyed an 
entertainment filled with laughs 
galore. The action of the play cen- 
ters about the Gage family, who 
purchased a Connecticut farm- 
house, restored it to its colonial 
state, occupied it, only to discover 
that their title to the property was 
not clear, that the former owners, 
presumably dead, were actually 
alive and were eventually to return 
to occupy their old home. The com- 
plications arising from this situa- 
tion provided an evening of action 
and fun. 

Clayton Hollinger, as Jonathan 
Rockwood, the original owner of 
the property, who returns with his 
wife Mathilda and his son, Matt, to 
live in his old form home, was the 
star performer of the evening. He 
was as weatherbeaten and as in- 
vincible as the New England rock, 
as ageless as the postmaster-store- 
keeper one sees in small New Eng- 
land villages. His Yankee-crafti- 
ness, his practicality, his innate 
self-assurance, his mental imper- 
turbability, all the characteristics 
which he displayed were attributes 
of the typical New England farmer. 
He was consistently in character, 
consistently affording a contrast to 
his fellow city-bred tenants of the 
farmhouse, Mr. and Mrs. Gage. 

Another outstanding member of 
the cast was Elaine Frock, who 
played the part of the Gages' oldest 
daughter, Barbara, most charming- 
ly. Her attractive voice should be 
heard on the stage more frequent- 

Joyce Elaine Baker, as Mathilda 
Rockwood, for the most part played 
her difficult role well, though at 
times her characterization was 
weak and not entirely well sustain- 
ed, notably at the conclusion of the 
first scene of the second act. 

Raymond Kline, as Herbert Gage, 
the author, was not well cast for 
his role. He failed to provide the 
proper contrast to the rugged New 
England Rockwood, not because of 
his inability as an actor, but be- 
cause of his physique and attire. In 
the role of a physically active real- 
ist, he would undoubtedly have per- 
formed more effectively, but as a 
writer, a romanticist, he was ill 

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Day Studentettes 

A Peek . . . 

at the Conserv Gang 

" 'Tis the season to be jolly" and 
Conserv day-students are certain- 
ly making the best of it. 

With J. Ross Albert taking the 
lead, the day-students have really 
decorated the Day Student room— a 
Christmas tree 'n all. The tree and 
decorations were financed by con- 
tributions from Conservites. 

There's going to be a party too — 
scheduled for Friday. 

The day-students from the Con- 
serve are really on the ball — we 
thought you might be interested. 

While we're on the subject of 
Conservites, the seniors attended 
the Ice Follies on Wednesday even- 
ing as the guests of Prof. E. P. Rut- 

Thursday evening they are plan- 
ning to go Christmas Caroling and 
then have a "get-together" in 
Reistville at the home of Arlene 

They're really having a wonder- 
ful time — they have college spirit! 




Valley Drops Turkey Day 
Final to Gettysburg 26 to 6 

Early Lead Lost as Bullets Score 
Like Clockwork Throughout Game 

The Flying Dutchmen from LVC 
did very little flying this past 
Thanksgiving Day as the Gettys- 
burg College grounded them 26 to 
6. The loss was the third of the 
season for the Valley and closed a 
not too successful season for the 
Blue and White. About four thou- 
sand fans saw the Duptchmen take 
a momentary lead early in the con- 
test only to fall apart completely 
as the Bullets came roaring back 
to score in every period. 

After the first five plays of the 
game, which saw the Dutchmen 
sweep upfield to a score, it was 
very evident that the Blue and 
White boys were in no condition, 
either physically or otherwise, to 
come through with a win. Man for 
man, LVC had a team equal to the 

Lack of scrimmage, which was 
not held in over a month, showed 
clearly as costly fumbles took place 
and many of the fellows played 
poorly after tiring early. 

Many loyal LVC fans who travel- 
ed to Gettysburg to witness the 
poor showing of the Blue and 
White found it hard to understand 
where a third string quarterback, 
Dick Eisenhour, was when second 
string George Mayhoffer failed to 
keep the Valley moving as it had 
under Herb Eckenroth. Any one 
familiar with Eisenhour's past 
showings could not understand why 
he was not included on the roster 
of players making the trip. Wheth- 
er lack of proper transportation or 
other reasonse were responsible, it 
was another example of the ham- 
pering conditions a coach must 
work under or be responsible for 

The details of the Gettysburg de- 
bacle follow. The Valley took the 
kick off and five plays later had 
scored their first and only touch- 
down of the game. Hen DiJohnson 
took care of the ground gaining 
chores, while Herb Eckenroth shot 
a good pass to glue -fingered Marsh 
Gemberling for considerable yard- 
age. The catch Gemberling made 
was nothing short of sensational. 
He speared the flying pigskin with 
one hand over his head. Hen Di- 
Johnson deserved a good part of 
the credit as he was the boy that 
took the ball to pay dirt. After that 
brief moment of bliss for the Blue 
and White fans all was gloom as 
the Bullets outplayed the Valley 
throughout the fray. 

Gettysburg served notice on the 
Dutchmen that those six points 
were going to be a drop in the 
bucket as they took the ensuing 
kick off and drove straight to a 
touchdown. The Bullets missed the 
extra point and the score was tied 
6 to 6 before the Blue and White 
even had a chance to think about 
holding on to that early lead. For 
a short time it appeared that the 
Valley might catch fire again as 
they started a second march, but 
Herb Eckenroth was injured and 
from that period on the Valley was 
unable to get any sustained drive 

The Bullets continued their dom- 
inance of the game in the second 
period as they intercepted a Blue 
and White aerial and, carrying the 
offensive to the Valley they reached 
the visitors' ten yard line. Rambo 
took the ball over from this point 
and the conversion after the touch- 
down made the score 13 to 6 in fa- 
vor of Gettysburg as the half end- 

Herb Eckenroth seemed to pull 

Sports In Shorts 

The girls' hockey season of 1946 
is now just a pleasant memory with 
maybe a bump here or a misplaced 
joint there to remember it by. Some 
of you (very few I wager) may re- 
member that in the first publica- 
tion of this column Miss Haag 
made a prediction for the coming 
hockey season. In it she said that 
she believed the L. V. Dutchgirls 
would win half of their six games. 
Fortunately for the Blue and White 
Miss Haag's calculations were 
wrong. After losing their first game 
with Millersville and one with Lock 
Haven, the girls scored four wins 
in a row. Susquehanna twice, Mil- 
lersville, tie, and Shippenburg 
twice. This is the second year that 
che varsity hockey team has 
through in such magnificent style. 
Let's keep fighting, girls, and make 
next year even better. 

Looking forward to the basket- 
ball season There are all indi- 
cations that it will be a successful 
one. Many of the "regulars" have 
gone out, including — Bedger, Good- 
man, "Stonie," Engle, Biely, and 
Ross. There is also new feminine 
pulchritude on the floor this year 
in the persons of "Ginny" Stoneci- 
pher, Fran. Boger, Doris Strickler, 
Betsy Myers, and Betty Slifer. 
These female cagers are practicing 
day and night. Let's give them 
some support for their effort. 

Ice Skating enthusiasts (Powell 
and Boeddinghaus, please take 
note) were disappointed after run- 
ning all the way up to the Kreider's 
lake, to find it was someone's idea 
of a practical joke. Never mind, 
kids, the time is drawing nigh. 
Brrrrr — 

Maybe this isn't appropriate for 
"Sports in Shorts," but due to the 
present cold wave "indoor sports" 
are becoming quite the rage. 
See you next year! 


Meet Coach 
Ralph Mease 

the Valley out of the lethargy it 
had shown after his first half in- 
jury, but a few plays after the sec- 
ond half got underway he was in- 
jured once again and forced to 
leave the game permanently. His 
passing and smart signal calling 
were surely missed as the Valley 
muffed several scoring opportuni- 
ties later in the second half. Get- 
tysburg, taking advantage of the 
poor pass defense set up by the 
Valley, took to the air and made 
good on their third scoring drive 
of the day. One Valley lineman 
stated after the game that he was 
able to look back into the Valley 
secondary and see three Bullets on 
the left side completely in the open. 
Quite a rough sight to linen>an 
who, together with the rest of the 
Valley forward wall, had held the 
homesteaders at bay on the ground 
during the better part of the game. 
Gettysburg in scoring its fourth 
touchdown had a first down on the 
two yard line. For three plays they 
ploughed into the Valley line only 
to be thrown back. Honey Wileman 
dropped back and threw a pass in 
to the unprotected left flat for the 
Bullets' final score. 

Little can be said for the play of 
the Dutchmen. Hen DiJohnson car 
ried the brunt of the attack — what 
there was of it — and Bob Bowman, 
a Lebanon boy, played what was no 
doubt his best game of the season 
He got away for several nice gains 
through the middle and played an 
excellent game on the defensive. 

Our athletic department is 
proud to present a new face this 
fall in addition to Grant "Scoop" 
Feeser whom we introduced to you 
several months ago. We speak per- 
haps especially proudly because he 
is another graduate of Lebanon 
Valley College, another alumnus to 
return to the scene of his happy 
college days. 

Many of you are not familiar 
with the boys' athletic director, who 
will coach the basketball and base- 
ball teams this year. His name is 
Ralph R. Mease, a not too tall, but 
well-built young man of twenty- 

Coach Mease was born in Allen- 
town, Penna., but went to Lebanon 
High School, where he played base- 
ball and basketball. 

He came to Lebanon Valley in 
1938, staying until 1942 at which 
time he left to join the service. He 
left college early in his senior year, 
but he received his diploma. He re- 
ceived the B.S. degree, with a major 
in chemistry, and minor in mathe- 
matics. During his career as a 
college student here at the Valley, 
Ralph was an outstanding basket- 
ball and baseball star. Especially 
outstanding was his play on the 
basketball court. He was good 
enough and so well-liked by his 
team-mates that he was chosen as 
captain of the quintet. 

A master's degree in Physical Ed- 
ucation was Coach Mease's goal 
and he achieved that goal during 
the past year at Columbia Univer- 
sity in New York. 

Accounting briefly for his career 
in the service, Mr. Mease entered 
into training in 1942, and served as 
a meteorologist in the Air Corps un- 
til November of last year. He served 
32 months overseas, his travels tak- 
ing him through North Africa and 
the Middle East. 

He is married, his wife being a 
graduate of L. V. C, the former 
Dorothy Jean Light. 

Not regarding his coaching in the 
service, this is Ralph Mease's first 
entrance into the coaching circles. 

Judging from his past experience, 
sports ability and all-around sports 
know-how, this handsome, well- 
mannered, personable young man 
has every reason to look forward 
to winning teams here at L. V. C. 
and to a creditable coaching ca- 

Findlay College First | 
Hone Basketball Game 

Cage Squad Will Meet Formidable 
Opponent on Lebanon High Court 

After the stringent hard-fought games away from home with what 
are probably the two most formidable rivals they will face all season 
Lebanon Valley's 1946-47 cagers open their home season tomorrow night' 
December 20, on the Lebanon High School court, opposing Findlay Col.' 

lege of Ohio. 

Prospects look good for a close 
tight-knit game between two gooa 
college squads. As of this writing 
Findlay has emerged easy victor 
in four out of five games, losing to 
Defiance College, 58 to 64. 

This is virtually the same Findlay 
College squad that turned in a five 
performance last season of 15 vie- 
tories and 5 losses. Four of the five 
probable starting players are re- 
turning lettermen from last year's 
team. The five "starters" are six- 
footers, but for one man who is just 
5' 11". Leading the Findlay College 
squad and the men, the Flying 
Dutchmen will have to watch very 
closely are : Carl Reichert, 6' 3", a 
senior, who plays the pivot position, 
He led the squad in scoring last 
season, averaging 15 points a game; 
Al Cole, 6', another senior, who is 
outstanding in defense, and plays a 
forward position. Norris Simpson 
and Wayne Shirdy, sophomores, 
and Max Ginn, a freshman, com- 
pose the starting five. 

Coach Ralph Mease hopes to 
open at home with a victory with 
the following members returning 
from last year's squad: "Marsh" 
Gemberling, "Rinso"^ Marquette, 
Bob Hess, Pete Gambtfr, Bill Brun- 

Newcomers include Charley Mil- 
ler, "Hank" DiJohnson, who starred 
on the gridiron for the Valley this 
Fall, Becker, Madeira, and Kline. 
The season is too early to predict 
probable starting line-ups, but 
those ten-mentioned will carry the 
hopes of Lebanon Valley cohorts 
into battle against opposing quin- 
tets this Winter. 

On the record of their play of last 
season, towering Marshall Gember- 
ling, "Rinso" Marquette, Bob Hess, 
and Pete Gamber will probably 
prove to be very important cogs in 
the cage machine this season. 

Freshmen Eleven 
Top Sophomores 

Underclassmen Win 
Annual Game, 7-6 

Spotting their rivals a 20 -pound 
weight advantage, a speedy and 
alert Freshmen eleven, coached by 
Hank Schmalzer, hit paydirt in the 
final period of the annual Sopho- 
more-Freshmen inter-class battle 
to overcome a 6-point deficit and 
jolt the heavily-favored Sopho- 
mores 7-6 in a well-played game at 
the Athletic Field. 

Featuring the dazzling running 
of chunky Bob Howard and fleet- 
footed Bob Hamilton and the brill- 
iant tossing of Wild Bill Hoefling, 
the Freshmen club spanned some 
60 yards in the last quarter to turn 
the tide of victory. Red-headed Bob 
Howard, who performed beautifully 
all day, bolted off left tackle for the 
last nine yards to climax the 
march. Then Bob Hamilton very 
calmly booted the all-important ex- 
tra point to put the tilt on ice. 

It was the Sophomores who drew 
first blood, however. Early in the 
opening quarter, substitute back 
Ash Edelman, flipped a short jump 
pass over center where it was de- 
flected in the hands of lanky 
Glenn Hall, rangy Sophomore end, 
who raced 55 yards down the side- 
lines to tally. A pass for the bonus 
point which was intended for Hall 
was wide of its mark. 

Operating from the "T" forma- 
tion, the Freshmen reeled off nine 
first downs to the Sophs' eight as 
Hamilton, Howard, and Hoefling 
provided most of the fireworks. 

Outstanding for the Sophomores 
were Jim McGraw, triple-threat 
halfback, Red Sherman, Benny 
Penturelli, Glenn Hall, Jack Gaul, 
and Joe Fiorello. 


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sired uniforms, letters have been 
sent to all the organizations on 
campus asking for donations. The 
band has already contributed $100. 
Let's show the cheerleaders how 
much we appreciate them by help- 
ing them get uniforms that the 
school can be proud of. 

L. V. Drama 

(Continued from Page 7) 

The part of Marge Gage, wife of 
Herbert, was played by Betty Frank 
in rather undramatic fashion, be- 
cause, after all, Marge Gage's pri- 
mary interest lay outside the realm 
of drama, in the restoring of coffee 
grinders and spice boxes to practic- 
al use — as lamps. All in all, Miss 
Frank characterized Marge quite 
well, particularly during the scene 
in which she suffered a cold and 
never forgot to garble her words 
and sniff into her handkerchief. 
However, she was not consistently 
convincing, notably in the scene in 
which her daughter, Barbara, who 
supposedly had eloped with the 
worthless Matt, announces that she 
and Matt have merely spent an ev- 
ening in midwifery. 

Sam Rutherford played the part 
of Matt Rockwood most convincing- 
ly. Harold Zeigler, as Uncle Walt, 
was so definitely in character that 
playgoers assumed that he was the 
gossipy, tobacco-chewing old man 
he depicted. Phyllis Miller and Mar- 
tha Miller, as the Gages' younger 
daughters, looked and acted their 
parts realistically. James Brula- 
tour, as George Husted, Barbara's 
fiancee, and Paul Kauffman, as 
Carson, were consistently in char- 
acter. John Beddall, a newcomer to 
the Lebanon Valley Stage, at times 

overplayed the part of Mr. LoomiSi 
the lawyer, though at times effect- 
ively, in that his characterization 
contrasted perfectly with that oj 
Rockwood. Frieda, the maid, play e< * 
by Arlene Blecher in her first can*' 
pus stage appearance, was not en 
tirely convincing. However, 
Blecher has possibilities that ^ 
undoubtedly evidence themselves 
later productions. 

Although the play did not aiwjj 
move in as lively a fashion as 
script demanded, although th e * 
were a number of weak and und* 8 ' 
matic scenes and some forgot^ 
lines, the play, as a whole, was 
duced so well that it was truly °*| 
of the most successful ever 
sented by the club. 

To Dr. Struble and Miss 
Hudyma, the directors, much cr e< £ 
must be given for a delightful e 

So cooperative were the P r0< 2 
tion manager, business ma» a ^ ( 
property manager and their & 
mittees that Dr. Struble waS he $i 
lieved of all responsibility in *p 
departments. He is especially 
f ul for the work of Frank Huff. $J 
duction manager, who designed^ 
executed the set, for that of >j 
Miller, the business managed 
Elaine Heilman, who was in 
of properties.